Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Comparison of health and health behaviors between California veterans and California residents
by Barrows, Daniel G., M.S.H.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 41; 1520891
Abstract (Summary)

The objective of this study was to examine a number of health-related variables in order to determine if there was a greater prevalence of smoking, excess weight and obesity, heart disease, and diabetes among military veterans when compared to the general population. A retrospective secondary database analysis was performed on data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey. Veterans were predicted to have poorer health (e.g., having diabetes and/or heart disease) or more likely to engage in behaviors detrimental to their health such as smoking. The results supported the hypotheses: California veterans were more likely to smoke cigarettes, be overweight or obese than non-veterans; they were also more likely to report suffering from heart disease or diabetes mellitus than non-veterans. Further studies are warranted to determine the reasons why veterans have poorer health and health behaviors than the general population.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sinay, Tony
Commitee: Frates, Janice, Hanh-Nguyen, Hannah, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Public health, Epidemiology
Keywords:
Publication Number: 1520891
ISBN: 9781267702883
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