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dc.contributor.authorOliva-Moreno, Juanen_US
dc.contributor.authorZozaya, Néboaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGonzález Lopez-Valcarcel, Beatrizen_US
dc.contributor.otherOliva-Moreno, Juan-
dc.contributor.otherValcarcel, Bea-
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-23T22:04:20Z-
dc.date.available2018-11-23T22:04:20Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10553/48468-
dc.description.abstractBackground. Although health is one of the main determinants of the welfare of societies, few studies have evaluated health related quality of life in representative samples of the population of a region or a country. Our aim is to describe the health-related quality of life of the inhabitants of two quite different Spanish regions (Canary Islands and Catalonia) and to compare the prevalence of health problems between age-sex groups. Methods. We use data obtained from the 2006 Health Survey of Catalonia and the 2004 Canary Islands Health Survey. With an ordinal composite variable measuring HRQOL we identify the association of characteristics of individuals with self-reported quality of life and test for differences between the regions. Results. The prevalence of problems in the five EQ-5 D dimensions increases with age and is generally higher for women than for men. The dimension with the highest prevalence of problems is "anxiety/depression", and there is noteworthy the extent of discomfort and pain among Canary Island women. Education, especially among the elderly, has an important effect on health-related quality of life. Conclusions. There are substantial structural and compositional differences between the two regions. Regional context is a significant factor, independent of the compositional differences, and the effects of context are manifest above all in women. The findings show the importance of disease prevention and the need for improving the educational level of the population in order to reduce health inequalities.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Public Healthen_US
dc.sourceBMC Public Health,v. 10 (576)en_US
dc.subject531207 Sanidaden_US
dc.subject.otherSistema sanitario españolen_US
dc.subject.otherCalidad de vidaen_US
dc.titleOpposite poles: a comparison between two Spanish regions in health-related quality of life, with implications for health policyen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/Articleen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2458-10-576
dc.identifier.scopus77956919286-
dc.identifier.isi000282893600001-
dcterms.isPartOfBmc Public Health
dcterms.sourceBmc Public Health[ISSN 1471-2458],v. 10
dc.contributor.authorscopusid55361951500-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid9842960600-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid6507677112-
dc.identifier.issue576-
dc.relation.volume10-
dc.investigacionCiencias Sociales y Jurídicasen_US
dc.type2Artículoen_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000282893600001-
dc.contributor.daisngid606112-
dc.contributor.daisngid7098471-
dc.contributor.daisngid1229412-
dc.identifier.investigatorRIDA-1299-2011-
dc.identifier.investigatorRIDA-9891-2010-
dc.utils.revisionen_US
dc.date.coverdateSeptiembre 2010
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dc.description.jcr2,364
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dc.description.scieSCIE
item.fulltextCon texto completo-
item.grantfulltextopen-
crisitem.author.deptEconomía de la salud y políticas públicas-
crisitem.author.deptMétodos Cuantitativos en Economía y Gestión-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-5571-3257-
crisitem.author.parentorgMétodos Cuantitativos en Economía y Gestión-
crisitem.author.fullNameGonzález Lopez-Valcarcel, Beatriz-
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