Importance of social and health-related problems: Do Spaniards give them the significance they actually deserve?

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Importance of social and health-related problems: Do Spaniards give them the significance they actually deserve?

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dc.contributor.author Alonso Plá, Francisco Manuel
dc.contributor.author Esteban Martínez, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Serge, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Tortosa, Macarena
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-08T13:02:34Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-08T13:02:34Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/72134
dc.description.abstract Social and health problems imply an impact on society. The main objective of this study is to provide an overview of how Spanish people perceive cancer, terrorism, cardiovascular diseases, crime, AIDS, drugs, and traffic accidents, finding out whether they assess the importance of these issues in correspondence with their actual severity. The study used a full sample of 1206 Spaniards (51.6% females and 48.4% males) who responded to a computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) survey on the significance of these social and health-related problems, assessed through a zero to ten Likert scale. The perceived severity of the problems was considered taking into account the official data of deaths reported by governmental institutions. For the comparison of mean values, the One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) test was used. Results show high average values for all the problems. The most concerning elements are cancer (M = 9.28 ± 1.24) and terrorism (M = 9.22 ± 1.47). Cardiovascular diseases have the lowest scores (M = 8.29 ± 1.64). There is a good adjustment between real and subjective perception, but some issues are either underestimated or overestimated. Women assessed all of them as more important than men, and people over 65 gave all the issues more value than younger people. It is important that Spaniards understand the objective severity of these issues, thus allowing for more interventions by governments, education, and mass media.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 2019, vol. 16, num. 21, p. 4090
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Alonso Plá, Francisco Manuel Esteban Martínez, Cristina Serge, Andrea Tortosa, Macarena 2019 Importance of social and health-related problems: Do Spaniards give them the significance they actually deserve? International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health 16 21 4090
dc.subject Seguretat viària
dc.title Importance of social and health-related problems: Do Spaniards give them the significance they actually deserve?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2019-11-08T13:02:36Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16214090
dc.identifier.idgrec 135087


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