Prevalence of selected health characteristics of men. A community health survey in Jerusalem

S. L. Kark, Jaime Gofin, J. H. Abramson, A. Makler, N. Mainemer, E. Kark, L. M. Epstein, C. Hopp

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The health status of males aged 15 or more years was studied as part of a community health survey in a neighborhood of western Jerusalem. Most subjects (75%) reported that they felt well; clinical appraisals revealed a need for treatment in 33%. Hypertension was found in 14% and coronary heart disease in 6%. Other common disorders included hemorrhoids (16%), varicose veins (11%), overweight (18%), hypercholesterolemia (13%), inguinal hernia (13%), symptoms of prostatic hypertrophy (10%) and diabetes (5%). The prevalence of specific symptoms of emotional ill health ranged from 6 to 23%. A quarter reported serious current problems; 10% were dissatisfied with their present life situation; and 10% had concentration camp experience. Half were current cigarette smokers. The prevalence of most disorders rose in successive age groups. Mean diastolic blood pressure, serum cholesterol, relative weight and the prevalence of cigarette smoking were lower in the oldest age groups. With some exceptions, the age trends were similar to those found in other populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)732-741
Number of pages10
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume15
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979

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Men's Health
Health Surveys
Tobacco Products
Health
Cholesterol
Blood pressure
Medical problems
Age Groups
Concentration Camps
Blood Pressure
Hemorrhoids
Inguinal Hernia
Varicose Veins
Prostatic Hyperplasia
Hypercholesterolemia
Health Status
Coronary Disease
Smoking
Hypertension
Weights and Measures

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  • Medicine(all)

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Kark, S. L., Gofin, J., Abramson, J. H., Makler, A., Mainemer, N., Kark, E., ... Hopp, C. (1979). Prevalence of selected health characteristics of men. A community health survey in Jerusalem. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, 15(9), 732-741.

Prevalence of selected health characteristics of men. A community health survey in Jerusalem. / Kark, S. L.; Gofin, Jaime; Abramson, J. H.; Makler, A.; Mainemer, N.; Kark, E.; Epstein, L. M.; Hopp, C.

In: Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 9, 01.12.1979, p. 732-741.

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Kark, SL, Gofin, J, Abramson, JH, Makler, A, Mainemer, N, Kark, E, Epstein, LM & Hopp, C 1979, 'Prevalence of selected health characteristics of men. A community health survey in Jerusalem', Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 732-741.
Kark SL, Gofin J, Abramson JH, Makler A, Mainemer N, Kark E et al. Prevalence of selected health characteristics of men. A community health survey in Jerusalem. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences. 1979 Dec 1;15(9):732-741.
Kark, S. L. ; Gofin, Jaime ; Abramson, J. H. ; Makler, A. ; Mainemer, N. ; Kark, E. ; Epstein, L. M. ; Hopp, C. / Prevalence of selected health characteristics of men. A community health survey in Jerusalem. In: Israel Journal of Medical Sciences. 1979 ; Vol. 15, No. 9. pp. 732-741.
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