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Título: Clustering of behavioural risk factors in the Portuguese population: data from National Health Interview Survey
Autor: Costa, Elsa
Dias, Carlos Matias
Oliveira, Luísa
Gonçalves, Luzia
Palavras-chave: Behavioural Risk Factors
Diabetes
Diet
Drinking
Smoking
Estilos de Vida e Impacto na Saúde
Data: 6-Dez-2014
Editora: GESDAV- Foundation for the Education, Health, Social Cooperation and Solidarity of the People of Gülhane
Citação: J Behav Health. 2014; 3(4): 205-211
Resumo: Given that behaviour-related risk factors cluster together in individuals and populations it is important to study their patterns to inform Public Health interventions and decisions aimed at controlling disease and promoting health. This study examines the clustering and variation across different socio-demographic groups of four major behavioural risk factors (smoking, heavy drinking, physical inactivity and unhealthy diet) in two groups of the Portuguese adult population, one with and one without diabetes. Methods: The study population was derived from the 2005/2006 National Health Interview Survey for Portugal. Clustering was evaluated by comparing the observed and expected frequency of the different possible combinations of the four risk factors. A binary multiple logistic regression model was fitted to examine the socio-demographic variation in the clustering of the four risk factors. Results: Among the Portuguese population (584,286 individuals surveyed), 8.9% of diabetics and 19.5% of non diabetics accumulated two or three behavioural risk factors. Behavioural risk factors are explored considering all possible multiple combinations (k=16). The most frequent combination was smoking and unhealthy diet. Conclusions: These findings suggest that the likelihood of individuals having two or more risk behaviours simultaneously was greater in men 35-44 years old and lower education level both in diabetics and in non diabetics.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.18/2892
DOI: 10.5455/jbh.20141122100623
ISSN: 2146-8346
Versão do Editor: http://www.scopemed.org/?mno=167934
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