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Article: Negative social events, stress, and health in Hong Kong

TitleNegative social events, stress, and health in Hong Kong
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Issue Date1993
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://jech.bmjjournals.com/
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Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 1993, v. 47 n. 3, p. 181-185 How to Cite?
AbstractSTUDY OBJECTIVE--To investigate the association, if any, between negative social events and physical illness. DESIGN--Comparison of major social events and indices of disease. SETTING-Hong Kong, 1962 to 1985. SUBJECTS--Patients treated in hospital for attempted suicide, coronary heart disease, and diabetes mellitus. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS--Major events were selected from the annual Hong Kong Year Book, and grouped in one of 18 categories by a panel of 10 assessors. Weights were assigned to each category according the likely stress produced. Individual events were then scored and multiplied by the category weights to produce an overall stress score from which a total stress score for each year was derived. Annual stress scores were then compared with hospital attendance rates for the three medical conditions. CONCLUSIONS--The study has shown that: (1) the stress induced in the community by major negative social events in Hong Kong had been increasing; and (2) this stress is associated with attempted suicide but not with diabetes mellitus or coronary heart disease.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44977
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dc.contributor.authorShiu, LPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHui, WMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, SKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:14:50Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:14:50Z-
dc.date.issued1993en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 1993, v. 47 n. 3, p. 181-185en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0143-005Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44977-
dc.description.abstractSTUDY OBJECTIVE--To investigate the association, if any, between negative social events and physical illness. DESIGN--Comparison of major social events and indices of disease. SETTING-Hong Kong, 1962 to 1985. SUBJECTS--Patients treated in hospital for attempted suicide, coronary heart disease, and diabetes mellitus. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS--Major events were selected from the annual Hong Kong Year Book, and grouped in one of 18 categories by a panel of 10 assessors. Weights were assigned to each category according the likely stress produced. Individual events were then scored and multiplied by the category weights to produce an overall stress score from which a total stress score for each year was derived. Annual stress scores were then compared with hospital attendance rates for the three medical conditions. CONCLUSIONS--The study has shown that: (1) the stress induced in the community by major negative social events in Hong Kong had been increasing; and (2) this stress is associated with attempted suicide but not with diabetes mellitus or coronary heart disease.en_HK
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dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://jech.bmjjournals.com/en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Copyright © B M J Publishing Group.en_HK
dc.subject.meshCoronary-Disease-epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDiabetes-Mellitus-epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshLife-Change-Eventsen_HK
dc.subject.meshStress,-Psychologicalen_HK
dc.subject.meshSuicide,-Attempteden_HK
dc.titleNegative social events, stress, and health in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.pmcidPMC1059762-
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1993LH51100005-

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