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  1. Fulltext. Health-related behaviors of Women physicians vs other Women in the United states.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objective 

    To examine the health-related behaviors of women physicians compared with those of other women of high and not high socioeconomic status and with national goals.

    Methods 

    We examined the results of a questionnaire-based survey of a stratified random sample, the Women Physicians'Health Study, and a US telephone survey (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga).

    We analyzed 3 samples of women aged 30 to 70 years :

    • (1) respondents from the Women Physicians'Health Study (n=4501) ;

    • (2) respondents from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (n=1315) of the highest socioeconomic status ;

    • and (3) all other respondents from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (n=35 361).

    Results 

    Women physicians were more likely than other women of high socioeconomic status and even more likely than other women not to smoke.

    The few physicians (3.7%) who smoked reported consuming fewer cigarettes per day, and physicians who had stopped smoking reported quitting at a younger age than women in the general population.

    Women physicians were less likely to report abstaining from alcohol, but those who drank reported consuming less alcohol per episode than other women and were less likely to report binging on alcohol than women in the general population. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Comportement individuel, Santé, Statut socioéconomique, Questionnaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Human, Female, United States, North America, America, Individual behavior, Health, Socioeconomic status, Questionnaire

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0154120

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 21/07/1998.