ERIC Number: EJ889261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Self-Assessed Disability and Self-Rated Health among Rural Villagers in Peru: A Brief Report
Rohrer, James E.; Merry, Stephen P.; Thacher, Thomas D.; Summers, Matthew R.; Alpern, Jonathan D.; Contino, Robert W.
Journal of Rural Health, v26 n3 p294-298 Sum 2010
Context: Risks for poor self-rated overall health in rural areas of developing nations have not been thoroughly investigated. Purpose: The objective of this study was to assess potential risk factors for poor self-rated health among rural villagers in Peru. Methods: A door-to-door survey of villagers residing in the Pampas Grande region in Peru, which is in the Andes Mountains, yielded complete data for 337 adults. Findings: Adjusting for age and gender using multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that having self-reported disabilities was inversely and independently related to good self-rated health (OR 0.48 [95% CI, 0.26-0.88]). Joint pain also was related to self-rated health (OR 0.23 [95% CI, 0.13-0.41]). Conclusions: Increasing access to affordable, effective analgesics may reduce this disparity. Health agencies should consider these actions as possible planning priorities for the region.
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Economically Disadvantaged, Risk, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Health, Surveys, Multiple Regression Analysis, Age, Sex, Adults
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Peru