A categorical data analysis of health practices, health status, and hospital utilization in metropolitan St. John's

Veitch, Barbara M. (1991) A categorical data analysis of health practices, health status, and hospital utilization in metropolitan St. John's. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Questionnaires were administered to adults from a sample of households in the Metropolitan St. John's area to gather data on their lifestyles, health habits and utilization of medical care services. -- Health practices, as described in the social medical literature (eating breakfast, smoking, drinking, sleeping, correctness of weight, and exercising), are explored. A variety of statistical measures of association are used to gauge the strength of the relationships between these variables and one's health status. -- The relationships between sleeping habits and one's health is examined using logistic regression. This analytical technique is again employed to study the effect of alcoholic consumption on health and to further explore its effect once educational level is controlled for. -- From individual health practices, a weighted health practice index is developed. Using loglinear analysis we build models so as to examine the association between this score and hospital utilization, controlling for sex, age and education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5583
Item ID: 5583
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 127-134.
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Mathematics and Statistics
Date: 1991
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--St. John's
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Public health--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Health facilities--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's--Utilization; Hospital utilization--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's

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