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Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2015, 23(1): 56-62 Back to browse issues page
Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and General Health in the Female-headed Households
Nasrin Shahbazi1, Yousef Veisani2, Ali Delpisheh2, Kourosh Sayehmiri2, Zahra Naderi2, Ali Sohrabnejad2, Shahram Mami *3
1- , Islamic azad university
2- Ilam University of Medical Sciences
3- , Islamic azad university , yousefveisani@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Female-headed households have lots of financial and emotional problems, and experience stress and anxiety more than male-headed households. There is little information about general health status in Female-headed households in Iran. So the aim of this study was to determine general health status in Female-headed households under cover of Welfare Organization of Ilam Province. Materials & Methods: 750 Female-headed households under cover of Welfare Organization of Ilam province participated in this descriptive-analytical study. In this study, the tool for collecting data included social-financial information, and general health questionnaires (GHQ - 28). Data analysis was conducted by SPSS statistical software ver.16, using descriptive-analytic statistics tests such as average, standard deviation, and logistic regression analysis. The significance rate in this study was considered as P<0.05.
 Findings: From 750 Female-headed households contributing to the project, 708 people completed questionnaires (response rate 94%). The age average and SD (standard deviation) of participants was 53.3± 19.88. According to the results, 79.8% of participants had the low rate of general health. In logistic regression analysis, there were the most significant general health predictor variables in female-headed households, include the age of participants (p=0.004), increasing duration of coverage (p=0.001), diagnosed disease (p=0.001).
 Discussion & Conclusions: According to the results, the most important causes affecting general health in female-headed households were illiteracy, inappropriate financial status, and having chronic illnesses. Since women-headed households have a lower level of general health than other classes of society. Therefore, increasing general health of this group requires planning and more effort.

Keywords: Female-headed households, general health, Ilam
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: immunology
Received: 2014/06/23 | Accepted: 2014/09/27 | Published: 2015/05/10
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Shahbazi N, Veisani Y, Delpisheh A, Sayehmiri K, Naderi Z, Sohrabnejad A et al . Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and General Health in the Female-headed Households. Journal title 2015; 23 (1) :56-62
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