A szubjektív egészségi állapot meghatározó tényezői Nyíregyházán

2012 Acta Medicinae et Sociologica  
University of Debrecen, Medical Faculty started a bi-yearly repetitive household panel study in Nyiregyháza in 2008 with the management of the Dean Gergely Fabian. In this research series the inhabitants' supposed health conditions were also surveyed besides the social, economic and cultural conditions of one of Hungary's poorest county seats with the involvement of objective and subjective variables. On the conference he presents the examination results concening the supposed health conditions
more » ... d health conditions of the household panel of Nyiregyhaza in 2008 and 2010. However, we can adequately understand these data if we put them into a comparison of regional, national and European Union level. Of course, this time-series research in itself gives a more subtle and accurate picture of the health sociological conditions of the inhabitants of Nyiregyhaza, but we still would like to provide a landscape of a broader spectrum through an international comparison. In our analysis the felt health status is the dependent variable, gender, age, educational level, religion, incomes, employment, interpersonal relation system appear as explanatory variables. Generally speaking, the subjective health peception of the inhabitants of Nyiregyhaza has deteriorated, especially of women, the younger generation and of those who are around 50-60 years old. Mainly the narrowing financial resources and poverty can be held responsible for this. Educational level is in the closest contact with the felt health status. It is true for Nyiregyhaza too, that the lower education someone has, the more he/she feels ill -sufferers from chronic diseases start to be exceptions from this. Partnerships and social relationships cannot fulfill their health care function, singles thought themselves healthier than people living in marriage. Married, Roman Catholic women between the ages of 50-60 with a secondary level of education reported about the worst health status, their husbands were unemployed and they had low incomes too. Sinking of the middle class to a lower level deepened health inequalities in the town. In contrast to this, members of the Lutheran confession reported about their stagnant or improving health status, and the rate of old people calling themselves healthy signifi-
doi:10.19055/ams.2012.3/3/7 fatcat:7q2jlcyntrgplnkzbrdz2i7x4e