عنوان مقاله [English]
The Social Determinants of Health among Employees of Tabriz Municipality
Said Vesali , Ezatolah Samara , Younes Esmaeili Tavil
Received: 26/11/2016 Accepted: 10/2/2017
In the modern world, health is a major challenge for all societies. As a consequence of this health education and promotion programs are interested in identifying the factors related to health improvement as well as- health threats. The aim of this study is to investigate the social determinants of physical health among the employees of Tabriz municipality. This research was a survey and target population consisted of the employees of Tabriz municipality. Through random simple sampling, 200 peoples were selected. Correlation tests were applied to analyze the data. Findings showed that there are significant relation between independent variables including social support, life style, health literacy, access to health services, environmental conditions with physical health as the dependent variable. In addition to multivariate regression analysis, 42% of changes in physical health is explained by independent variables. This study shows that social factors are effective in public health and ignoring will cause health problems. Thus, health system policymakers should benefit from social sciences theories in health-based programs preparation.
Keywords: Social Determinant of Health, Social Support, Life Style, Health Literacy, Access to Health Services, Environmental Conditions and Physical Health.
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