Comparison of health behaviors among single- and multiple-member households

Sejong Bae, Ximena Urrutia-Rojas, Dimple Patel, Witold M. Migala, Patrick A. Rivers, Karan P. Singh

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Objective: To assess the differences in health behavior between multiple-member and single-member households by gender. Methods: Face-to-face household survey interviews were conducted. The relationship between health behaviors and living arrangement was assessed by adjusting for SES. Results: Women living alone exercised more and ate less food high in fat. More highly educated men were less likely to exercise 5 or more times a week than high school or less educated men. Conclusions: By analyzing local data, a profile can be established to develop and implement appropriate public health programs aimed at these various target communities for effective intervention and healthy change in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-525
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2007


  • Health behaviors
  • Local profile
  • Need assessment


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