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01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

BMC Public Health 1/2015

A population-based study on health-related quality of life among urban community residents in Shenyang, Northeast of China

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BMC Public Health > Ausgabe 1/2015
Autoren:
Tian Song, Yan-wei Ding, Yan Sun, Yi-Ni He, Dian-jun Qi, Ying Wu, Bin Wu, Lang Lang, Kai Yu, Xin Zhao, Liang-liang Zhu, Shuang Wang, Xiao-Song Yu
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Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

XSY designed the research. TS carried out data analysis and wrote the paper. SW, YNH, DJQ, BW, YW, LLZ, KY and XZ provided guidance in study design, organized the investigation and were the corresponding author of the paper. TS, YWD, YS and LL provided help in the data collection, data analysis and results interpreting. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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Abstract

Background

Due to the rising standard of living environment and advances in public health and medical care in China, it has been a tendency in recent years that health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has been increasingly acknowledged in community health management. However, large-scale population-based study on evaluating HQRoL in northeast of China was not conducted. This article aims to investigate the HRQoL in community residents in Northeast China and explore the associated factors.

Methods

Stratified multiple-stage sampling method was used in the cross-sectional survey to investigate HRQoL of community residents in northeast of China. Univariate analysis and multiple linear regressions were used to analyze the factors associated to HRQoL of the community residents.

Results

The results were confirmed that HRQoL in general population was well performed for the first time in northeast of China in a large scale population. Community residents had better mental health than physical health. The factors influencing HRQoL included gender, age, educational level, marital status, ethnic group, chronic disease status, having breakfast frequency weekly and sleep quality. However, drinking and smoking habits did not affect residents’ HRQoL.

Conclusions

In this study, the result of the large-scale survey was satisfactory in northeast of China, providing HRQoL status of community residents. Policies on specific health management in community public health would emphasize on lifestyle behaviors especially eating habits in order to improving HRQoL.
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