Health Status in Kuala Lumpur, Kinmen, Matsu, and Northern Thailand

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201601
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Status in Kuala Lumpur, Kinmen, Matsu, and Northern Thailand
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to compare the health status of local residents dwelled in four different parts of Southeast Asia, including Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Northern Thailand (border of Thailand and Burma), Kinmen and Matsu (Taiwan, ROC). Among the four places, Malaysia is considered relatively urban while Kinmen, Matsu and Northern Thailand are regarded as rural areas. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was used to collect health status, medication used, and nutrition intake, especially in sodium intake. RESULTS: We collected 120, 43, 196, and 46 subjects in Kuala Lumpur, Matsu, Kinmen, and Northern Thailand, respectively. The average age was 66.02, 67.90, 64, and 47.67 years old as the above ordinary. The average blood pressure was 126/70, 133/78, 137/78, and 126/82 mmHg in Kuala Lumpur, Matsu, Kinmen, and Northern Thailand, respectively. Notably, the mean sodium intake in Northern Thailand was 75.06 gm, which highly excess normal range. Osteoarthritis was more common in Matsu and Kinmen while the prevalence of diabetes mellitus was more common in Kuala Lumpur. CONCLUSIONS: The data revealed that all of the providers in the four areas may have hypertension potential. It is critical that health education related to health promotion and nutrition should be involved to eliminate this potential health risk.
Keywords:
Health status; Cross nation survey
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Status in Kuala Lumpur, Kinmen, Matsu, and Northern Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201601-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to compare the health status of local residents dwelled in four different parts of Southeast Asia, including Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Northern Thailand (border of Thailand and Burma), Kinmen and Matsu (Taiwan, ROC). Among the four places, Malaysia is considered relatively urban while Kinmen, Matsu and Northern Thailand are regarded as rural areas. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was used to collect health status, medication used, and nutrition intake, especially in sodium intake. RESULTS: We collected 120, 43, 196, and 46 subjects in Kuala Lumpur, Matsu, Kinmen, and Northern Thailand, respectively. The average age was 66.02, 67.90, 64, and 47.67 years old as the above ordinary. The average blood pressure was 126/70, 133/78, 137/78, and 126/82 mmHg in Kuala Lumpur, Matsu, Kinmen, and Northern Thailand, respectively. Notably, the mean sodium intake in Northern Thailand was 75.06 gm, which highly excess normal range. Osteoarthritis was more common in Matsu and Kinmen while the prevalence of diabetes mellitus was more common in Kuala Lumpur. CONCLUSIONS: The data revealed that all of the providers in the four areas may have hypertension potential. It is critical that health education related to health promotion and nutrition should be involved to eliminate this potential health risk.en_GB
dc.subjectHealth statusen_GB
dc.subjectCross nation surveyen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:42:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:42:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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