Volume 16, Issue 4 (9-2017)                   ijdld 2017, 16(4): 209-218 | Back to browse issues page

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Hajiebrahimi M H, Qanehari A, Charkazi A, Hajiebrahimi Z. COMPARISON OF PHYSICAL CONDITION AMONG ELDERS BETWEEN 2004 AND 2009 IN GORGAN CITY . ijdld. 2017; 16 (4) :209-218
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1- School of Public Health, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran , Hajiebrahimi.mh@gmail.com
2- School of Advanced Medical Technology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
3- Health Center of Glostan Province, Gorgan, Iran
4- Environmental Health Research Centre, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
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Background: Increasing number of elder people accompanied with an increasing number of subjects with chronic diseases among them. The aim of this study was to compare the results of physical condition of elder people in Grogan city, Golestan, Iran, in 2009 with the results in 2004.
Methods: Through a cross-sectional study using a standard questionnaire data on 884 elder people who were resident in 4th and 5th health station covered by Gorgan health center at 2009 were collected by trained persons as self-report. Participants entered in the study through a census method are asked about their physical condition. Using Qui-Square method, collected data has been analyzed. The results were compared with the outcomes of pervious study (unpublished) at 2004 which has been carried out among 315 elder people in the same study area. SAS 9.2 software has been used for data analyzing.
Results: Mean age of elders at 2009 was 67.20±6.67 years and at 2004 was 67.59±6.72 years. Frequency of Hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, diabetes showed a statistically significant (p<0.05) increase in 2009 compared with 2004. On the other hand, the frequency of epilepsy, losing of teeth, inguinal hernia and heart burn decreased during these years, statistically significant again (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The results of the current study indicated that cardiovascular disease significantly increased in second phase of the study rather than first one. It is necessity to interventions to the control of these problems.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/08/7 | Accepted: 2017/09/26 | Published: 2017/09/28

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