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Micro-scale socioeconomic inequalities and health indicators in a small isolated community of Vis Island, Croatia


Smoljanović, Ankica; Vorko-Jović, Ariana; Kolčić, Ivana; Bernat, Robert; Stojanović, Dražen; Polašek, Ozren
Micro-scale socioeconomic inequalities and health indicators in a small isolated community of Vis Island, Croatia // Croatian Medical Journal, 48 (2007), 5; 734-740 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Micro-scale socioeconomic inequalities and health indicators in a small isolated community of Vis Island, Croatia

Autori
Smoljanović, Ankica ; Vorko-Jović, Ariana ; Kolčić, Ivana ; Bernat, Robert ; Stojanović, Dražen ; Polašek, Ozren

Izvornik
Croatian Medical Journal (0353-9504) 48 (2007), 5; 734-740

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Social inequalities; health; human isolates

Sažetak
Aim: To investigate whether socioeconomic inequalities at a micro-scale, through their effect on major health risk factors and other health indicators, contribute to health status in an isolated island population with demonstrated reduced genetic and environmental variability. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in 2003 and 2004 in the adult population of the island of Vis, Croatia. Participants were recruited from the electoral register. A total of 1024 participants were included in the study, which represented a response rate of approximately 70%. The level of education and household socioeconomic status were used as the socioeconomic status indicators. Associations of these indicators with hypertension, obesity, hyperlipidaemia, smoking, diet indicators, and supplementary vitamins and calcium intake were investigated. Data analysis was performed by multivariate methods. Results: Age and gender were most commonly associated with the presence of major health risk factors. Level of education did not show significant association with any of the investigated risk factors, supplements intake, or with dietary habits. Household socioeconomic status was significantly associated only with excessive alcohol intake (logistic regression odds ratio [OR], 1.85 ; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.12-3.07, P=0.016), obesity (OR, 1.78 ; 95% CI, 1.13-2.81 P=0.013), and high-fat diet (multiple linear modeling F=2.75, P=0.042). CONCLUSION: In isolated communities, socioeconomic stratification may be a less important health determinant than in large general populations, making these populations favorable resource for biomedical research into other health risk factors.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



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Projekt / tema
062-0621273-0952 - Ekološki aspekti legioneloza (Brigita Tićac, )
062-1080315-0243 - Čimbenici zdravlja u primorskom okolišu Hrvatske (Dražen Stojanović, )
108-1080135-0264 - Regionalizam kardiovaskularnih bihevioralnih rizika – model intervencije (Silvije Vuletić, )
108-1080315-0255 - Rizici za višekratne nesreće među ozlijeđenima na bolničkom liječenju (Ariana Vorko-Jović, )
198-1080315-0292 - Nasljedne i okolišne odrednice duboke starosti - hrvatski stogodišnjaci (Diana Rudan, )

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka,
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb,
Medicinski fakultet, Split,
Medicinski fakultet, Osijek

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE