Traduction en anglais : Self-perceived threat of diseases in the Austrian population.
Results of a Cross-Sectional Study in 1995 :
The self-perceived threat of cancer, myocardial infarction, stroke, traffic accidents, diabetes mellitus, AIDS, Alzheimer's Disease and drug abuse was investigated in a survey among a representative sample of Austrians (aged =15 years) in 1995.
The most feared disease was cancer (41%), followed by traffic accidents (38%) and myocardial infarction (36%). The disease feared least was drug abuse (6%). Females feared cancer, stroke, diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease significantly more than males.
A cluster analysis reveals that respondents who perceive a higher threat by the diseases have low levels of education and live in rural areas.
The age distribution of persons who responded with « very threatening » corresponds well with the age-specific prevalence of the disease.
Smoking habits, alcohol consumption and body-mass index have no influence on the self-perceived threat of the investigated diseases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Autoperception, Peur, Maladie, Homme, Epidémiologie, Enquête, Etude transversale, Statut socioéconomique, Sexe, Age, Mode de vie, Autriche, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Self perception, Fear, Disease, Human, Epidemiology, Survey, Cross sectional study, Socioeconomic status, Sex, Age, Life habit, Austria, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0169835
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 21/07/1998.