TITLE

BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTORS AND SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS: MUNICIPAL COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT DATA

AUTHOR(S)
Singh, Karan P.; Sejong Bae; Migala, Witold M.; Patel, Dimple; Jingshen Yan; Rivers, Patrick A.; Kazda, Michael J.
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 3/4, p182
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A reliable community needs assessment is recommended to accurately assess the health status and needs of the local community. This household survey was designed to accurately identify the needs, priorities, and opinions of the community and conducted the Fort Worth Public Health Department. Consistent with previous findings, education was very influential on health behavior. Individuals with fewer years of education were more likely to smoke, exercise less, and have an unhealthy diet. By analyzing local data, a profile can be established to develop and implement appropriate public health programs as well as effective intervention for these various local target communities.
ACCESSION #
25219331

 

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