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The health concerns of young american and egyptian women: a cross cultural study



The health concerns of young american and egyptian women: a cross cultural study



International Quarterly of Community Health Education 4(1): 77-83



The health concerns of 99 Egyptian and 135 American young women indicated that the Egyptian sample was significantly more concerned (p < .001) about most items compared to the American group, and that there was very little association (r = .39) between the mean scores of the two groups. The top ten concerns of the Egyptian women ranked by mean score were Halitosis/Body Odor, Colds, Cancer, Poor Teeth, Population Explosion, Overweight, Birth Control, Water Pollution, Headaches, and Heart Disease. The top ten concerns of the American women ranked by mean score were Birth Control, What I'll be like in ten years, Auto Accidents, Overweight, Cancer, Use of Contraceptives, Death, Nuclear War, Childbirth, and Air Pollution. The differences in their health concerns have implications for community health education planning and promotion.

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DOI: 10.2190/p2h8-j2mk-gtx6-1nw0


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