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The relationships of social participation and community ratings to health and health behaviors in areas with high and low population density

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  • Greiner, K. Allen
  • Li, Chaoyang
  • Kawachi, Ichiro
  • Hunt, D. Charles
  • Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.

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Previous studies have linked social participation and community levels of trust with improved health status. We examined the associations between levels of community participation, self-reported community ratings (trust), and health within a public health surveillance survey conducted in Kansas (N=4601). Independent variables were individual ratings of their communities (excellent, very good, good/ fair, poor), and their involvement in community groups or organizations in the last 5 years (yes/no). Dependent variables were self-rated health status, depressive symptoms, physical activity, smoking, obesity, and binge drinking. After controlling for age, gender, race/ethnicity, education, and having a medical doctor, self-rated health status (p

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  • Greiner, K. Allen & Li, Chaoyang & Kawachi, Ichiro & Hunt, D. Charles & Ahluwalia, Jasjit S., 2004. "The relationships of social participation and community ratings to health and health behaviors in areas with high and low population density," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 59(11), pages 2303-2312, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:59:y:2004:i:11:p:2303-2312
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