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Cultural capital and self-rated health in low income women: Evidence from the urban health study, Beirut, Lebanon

Show simple item record Khawaja M. Mowafi M.
dc.contributor.editor 2006 2017-10-18T13:30:55Z 2017-10-18T13:30:55Z 2006
dc.identifier 10.1007/s11524-006-9051-8
dc.identifier.issn 10993460
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the association between cultural capital and self-rated psychosocial health among poor, ever-married Lebanese women living in an urban context. Both self-rated general and mental health status were assessed using data from a cross-sectional survey of 1,869 women conducted in 2003. Associations between self-rated general and mental health status and cultural capital were obtained using χ2 tests and odds ratios from binary logistic regression models. Cultural capital had significant associations with self-perceived general and mental health status net of the effects of social capital, SES, demographics, community and health risk factors. For example, the odds ratios for poor general and mental health associated with low cultural capital were 4.5 (CI: 2.95-6.95) and 2.9 (CI: 2.09-4.05), respectively, as compared to participants with high cultural capital. As expected, health risk factors were significantly associated with both measures of health status. However, demographic and community variables were associated with general health but not with mental health status. The findings pertaining to social capital and measures of SES were mixed. Cultural capital was a powerful and significant predictor of self-perceived general and mental health among women living in poor urban communities. © 2006 The New York Academy of Medicine.
dc.format.extent Pages: (444-458)
dc.language English
dc.publisher CARY
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Journal of Urban Health; Publication Year: 2006; Volume: 83; no. 3; Pages: (444-458);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Cultural capital and self-rated health in low income women: Evidence from the urban health study, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.type Review
dc.contributor.affiliation Khawaja, M., Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Mowafi, M., Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Khawaja, M.; Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Center for Research on Population and Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Center for Research on Population and Health
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Khawaja, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Mowafi, M
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Khawaja, M (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Ctr Hlth and Populat Res, Box 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 17
dc.description.citedWOSCount 17
dc.format.extentCount 15
dc.identifier.coden JUHEF
dc.identifier.pubmedID 16739047
dc.identifier.scopusID 33748199116
dc.publisher.address JOURNALS DEPT, 2001 EVANS RD, CARY, NC 27513 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr J. Urban Health
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Journal of Urban Health
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Urban Health
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 83
dc.source.ID WOS:000238355600011
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Cultural capital
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Income
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Mental health
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Self-rated health
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Social capital
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Urban health
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex cultural anthropology
dc.subject.otherIndex demography
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex health status
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex lowest income group
dc.subject.otherIndex mental health
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex review
dc.subject.otherIndex risk factor
dc.subject.otherIndex self concept
dc.subject.otherIndex social psychology
dc.subject.otherIndex urban area
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex cross-sectional study
dc.subject.otherIndex health
dc.subject.otherIndex information processing
dc.subject.otherIndex middle aged
dc.subject.otherIndex poverty
dc.subject.otherIndex social behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex statistical model
dc.subject.otherIndex statistics
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Culture
dc.subject.otherIndex Data Collection
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Status
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Logistic Models
dc.subject.otherIndex Mental Health
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Poverty
dc.subject.otherIndex Social Identification
dc.subject.otherIndex Urban Health
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ASSESSED HEALTH
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus INEQUALITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SURVIVAL
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DETERMINANTS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus EVENTS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus STRESS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ATTAINMENT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ATTENDANCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MORTALITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus IMMUNITY
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.subject.otherWOS Medicine, General and Internal

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