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Harboring illnesses: On the association between disease and living conditions in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Habib R.R.
dc.contributor.author Basma S.H.
dc.contributor.author Yeretzian J.S.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date 2006
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T13:32:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T13:32:02Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier 10.1080/09603120500538341
dc.identifier.issn 9603123
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/20506
dc.description.abstract This research examined the association between the domestic built environment in a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon, and the presence of illness among household members. Data on the domestic built environment, socio-demographics and health were collected in 860 households. The association between the presence of illness among household members and three environmental indices, namely infrastructure and services, housing conditions, and crowding was evaluated. These indices were based on a number of items that reflected the existing problems in the domestic built environment. The main finding was the positive association between poor housing conditions and the presence of illness among household members. Households with 8-15 housing problems were twice more likely to report the presence of illness than those with less than four housing problems (OR = 2.08, 95percent CI = 1.40-3.11). This research contributes to the understanding of the influence of the built environment on the health of a refugee population. © 2006 Taylor and Francis.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (99-111)
dc.language English
dc.publisher ABINGDON
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Journal of Environmental Health Research; Publication Year: 2006; Volume: 16; no. 2; Pages: (99-111);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Harboring illnesses: On the association between disease and living conditions in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Habib, R.R., Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017-2303, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Basma, S.H., Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Yeretzian, J.S., Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Habib, R.R.; Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017-2303, United States; email: rima.habib@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Environmental Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Environmental Health
dc.contributor.authorDivision
dc.contributor.authorEmail rima.habib@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Habib, RR
dc.contributor.authorInitials Basma, SH
dc.contributor.authorInitials Yeretzian, JS
dc.contributor.authorOrcidID
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Habib, RR (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Dept Environm Hlth, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza,8th Floor, New York, NY 10017 USA.
dc.contributor.authorResearcherID
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.coden IJERE
dc.identifier.pubmedID 16546804
dc.identifier.scopusID 33645281723
dc.publisher.address 4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXON, ENGLAND
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Int. J. Environ. Health Res.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 2
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Journal of Environmental Health Research
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. J. Environ. Health Res.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 16
dc.source.ID WOS:000236075400002
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Domestic built environment
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Housing conditions
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Illness
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Palestinian refugees
dc.subject.otherIndex disease prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex housing conditions
dc.subject.otherIndex refugee
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex data analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex environment
dc.subject.otherIndex evaluation
dc.subject.otherIndex health status
dc.subject.otherIndex household
dc.subject.otherIndex housing
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Palestine
dc.subject.otherIndex Arabs
dc.subject.otherIndex Community Health Planning
dc.subject.otherIndex Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Disease Outbreaks
dc.subject.otherIndex Family Characteristics
dc.subject.otherIndex Housing
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Refugees
dc.subject.otherIndex Asia
dc.subject.otherIndex Eurasia
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus BUILT ENVIRONMENT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus HEALTHY CITIES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus FRAMEWORK
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus IMPACT
dc.subject.otherWOS Environmental Sciences
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603120500538341


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