The paper is concerned with the use of epidemiological methods to measure the rates at which different strata of a defined population participate in community health promotion projects.
Data were drawn from Healthway sponsorship projects in 1992.
Each sport, arts and racing project was associated with promotion of a health message and creation of a health promoting environment.
The study used a two-stage sampling design.
Thirteen of 57 large sponsorship projects and 30 of 129 small projects were selected.
In the second stage, respondents were randomly surveyed from among project participants.
A total of 4060 respondents aged =10 years was sampled from the 43 selected projects.
Population-based incident participations were estimated and were related to person-years at risk.
The total participation rate was 4.01 per person-year.
The rate was very high at ages 10-14 years and thereafter declined with increasing age.
Compared with the least socially disadvantaged 25% of population, the participation rate fell by around one-third in the medium and high disadvantage groups, but exceeded the baseline by a ratio of 1.85 (95% confidence interval : 1.57-2.18) in the most disadvantaged 10% of population.
Epidemiological methods can be used to evaluate the distribution of participation of a population in community health promotion projects.
The Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation has been successful in reaching disadvantaged youth.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Homme, Méthodologie, Communauté, Participation, Projet, Promotion service, Service santé, Australie Occidentale, Statut socioéconomique, Australie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Human, Methodology, Community, Participation, Project, Services promoting, Health service, Western Australia, Socioeconomic status, Australia, Oceania
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Cote : 95-0565014
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 01/03/1996.