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Title: Factors affecting the prevalence of chronic diseases in Palestinian people: an analysis of data from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
Authors: Abukhdeir, H.F.
Caplan, L.S.
Reese, L.
Mensah, E. Alema
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: This study determined whether there are significant differences in the prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease [CVD] and cancer among Palestinians with respect to different demographic variables using secondary data from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. Living in the Gaza Strip was a protective factor, with this group being 21% less likely to have diabetes, 35% less likely to have hypertension, and 48% less likely to have CVD than those living in the West Bank. No significant difference was found for cancer. Being a refugee was a significant risk factor for diabetes and CVD while being married/engaged or divorced/ separated/widowed was a risk factor for diabetes and hypertension. Gender was a risk factor for hypertension with females being 60% more likely to have hypertension than males. Living in a rural setting was protective against hypertension. As expected, age was a risk factor for diabetes, hypertension and CVD; the magnitude of this increased risk was alarming, 36 to 434 times greater in those aged 40-65 years compared with those aged 0-19 years
Description: 307 - 313
Keywords: Prevalence
Arabs
Diabetes Mellitus
Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases
Neoplasms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Subject: Chronic Disease
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118387
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v19/04/EMHJ_2013_19_4_307_313.pdf
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