Risk factors for disease in a homeless population.
Risk factors of smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle were related to health problems of clients at a walk-in clinic for the homeless.
The sample of 1252 clients was predominately male (91.4%) and multiethnic, with a majority (65%) age 18 to 40 years.
Data on diagnoses of health-related conditions were collected from clinic charts, coded into ICD categories, analyzed for relationships of risk factors to health problems, and compared with categories of diagnoses in a matched national sample of ambulatory care visits.
Findings indicate that a larger proportion of homeless suffered from health problems in 24 of 27 diagnostic categories than the nonhomeless.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Sans domicile fixe, Modèle, Facteur risque
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Human, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, No fixed abode, Models, Risk factor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0193097
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.