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TitleA categorical data analysis of health practices, health status, and hospital utilization in metropolitan St. John's
AuthorVeitch, Barbara M.
DescriptionThesis (M.A.S.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1991. Mathematics and Statistics
Date1991
Paginationviii, 135, [11] leaves : ill.
SubjectPublic health--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Health facilities--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's--Utilization; Hospital utilization--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's
DegreeM.A.S.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
DisciplineMathematics and Statistics
LanguageEng
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's
NotesBibliography: leaves 127-134.
AbstractQuestionnaires 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.
TypeText
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier76083167
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
PDF File(18.84 MB) -- http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/theses/Veitch_BarbaraM.pdf
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