Factors relate to participation in medical checkups in a rural community an analysis including social network scores

T. Okamura, R. Suzuki, Y. Nakagawa, A. Terao, S. Sato, A. Kitamura, Y. Naito, H. Imano, Y. Tamura, M. Iida, Y. Komachi

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Abstract

Since 1969, community-based stroke prevention programs have been conducted in N town, Kochi prefecture. To clarify factors related to participation in medical checkups including social networks, a cross-sectional questionnaire survey was performed on 6,704 residents aged 40 and over in N town in 1996. 1. Location of the workplace, types of medical insurance and interest in health were significantly associated with participation in medical checkups. 2. Participation in medical examinations provided at the workplace was significantly, inversely related with participation rates in community checkups in the group aged 40 to 59 years. 3. Low independence level in daily activities was inversely associated with participation rates for medical checkups in groups aged 60 years and older. 4. Visiting medical facilities was inversely associated with the participation rate for medical checkups in female groups. 5. The group with the highest social networks score (5 points) had the highest participation rate for medical checkups. After adjusting for other participation related factors, social networks scores had a significantly positive association with the participation rate for medical checkups provided by the Health Services for the Elderly Act.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-623
Number of pages8
Journal[Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health
Volume46
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug
Externally publishedYes

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    Okamura, T., Suzuki, R., Nakagawa, Y., Terao, A., Sato, S., Kitamura, A., Naito, Y., Imano, H., Tamura, Y., Iida, M., & Komachi, Y. (1999). Factors relate to participation in medical checkups in a rural community an analysis including social network scores. [Nippon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health, 46(8), 616-623.