Impact of Factors on community-level health-related Quality of Life: Community Unit Analysis

지역사회 건강관련 삶의 질에 영향을 미치는 요인: 지역사회 단위 분석

  • 정용래 (순천향대학교 일반대학원 보건행정경영학과) ;
  • 함명일 (순천향대학교 보건행정경영학과) ;
  • 민인순 (순천향대학교 보건행정경영학과) ;
  • 강은정 (순천향대학교 보건행정경영학과)
  • Received : 2014.11.28
  • Accepted : 2014.12.19
  • Published : 2015.01.28


The aim of this study was to identify the impact of community factors on the community-level Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in Korea. This was a cross-sectional study conducted in 2012 using secondary data(n=209) of the Korean Statistical Information Service. The framework was based on community factors provided by the International Council of Science (ICSU) and community factors were categorized based on six aspects. Multiple regression was applied to community factors depending on the community EQ-5D index. Smoking rate, "Good" self-rated health rate, water and wastewater coverage rate, and financial independency rate were significantly and positively associated with the EQ-5D score. Net migration rate(more move out than move in), obesity rate, unmet needed health care rate, and community type(rural than urban) were significantly and negatively associated with the EQ-5D score. This study identifies association for the impact of community factors on the community-level HRQOL and can provide useful evidence for development of community health promotion policies.


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