The self-reported health status and perceived health beliefs of farmers in eastern North Carolina
Stevens, Casey S.
I examined the self-reported health status and perceived health beliefs among a convenience sample of eastern North Carolina (NC) farmers (N = 253 ). The top 3 reported diagnosed diseases among farmers in eastern NC include arthritis, hypertension, and stress. Diseases/conditions negatively affecting perceived level of health include arthritis, breathing issues, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and stress. Yet, the life/work conditions creating the most concern (back trouble, hearing loss, and skin diseases) do not reflect those conditions negatively affecting perceived level of health. Among this sample, perceived level of health was not significantly associated with any of the commodities produced or health insurance status. When compared to the general population, farmers of eastern NC are: 1) less likely to choose foods or beverages labeled as healthy when eating out; 2) less likely to eat a meal that was prepared at home; 3) drink more sugar sweetened beverages; and 4) more likely to consume the suggested amounts of fruits or vegetables or beans per day. Additionally, "reputation" most impacted farmers' use/participation in agricultural health services and programs. The findings from this study expanded upon previous findings by providing insight into farmers' perceptions and beliefs as they relate to their health and laid the foundation for future programming efforts.
Stevens, Casey S.. (January 2013). The self-reported health status and perceived health beliefs of farmers in eastern North Carolina (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4298.)
Stevens, Casey S.. The self-reported health status and perceived health beliefs of farmers in eastern North Carolina. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2013. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4298. December 06, 2023.
Stevens, Casey S., “The self-reported health status and perceived health beliefs of farmers in eastern North Carolina” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2013).
Stevens, Casey S.. The self-reported health status and perceived health beliefs of farmers in eastern North Carolina [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2013.
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