J Agric Med Community Health.  2019 Dec;44(4):185-194. 10.5393/JAMCH.2019.44.4.185.

Usefulness of Community Health Survey for Regional Disparity Study in Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do

  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical School, Jeonbuk National University, Korea. premd77@jbnu.ac.kr


OBJECTIVE: In Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, Korea, we wanted to determine if the sluggish local economy could affect citizens' health behaviors, especially mental health.
We divided Gunsan-si into 5 living areas and conducted Small-Area Estimations and confirmed the modified compound estimation value using the 2013-2017 Community Health Survey data and population data from Gunsan-si.
The health behaviors and mental health of the residents of the western living area(Soryong-dong, Misung-dong), which is an industrial hub of Gunsan, had deteriorated or decreased compared to those of other regions.
Although there are limitations in analyzing the community health survey data using the small-area estimation method, it could be useful data for evaluating regional gaps and health level.


Economic Recession; Health Behavior; Small-Area Estimation
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