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1- MSc of Epidemiology, International Paradise of Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran
2- MD, PhD of epidemiology; research center for modeling in health, institute of futures studies in health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran , ahaghdoost@gmail.com
3- PhD of Epidemiology, Health School, Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran
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Background & Objectives: Nowadays, human values for example quality of life has important place to be considered as health index along with other measurements like morbidity and mortality indexes. This study intended to compare the quality of life for residents living in apartment’s flats more than 15 years with residents living in non-apartment housing in Shiraz.
Methods: The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL_BREF) standard questionnaire was completed by participants. This population was chosen by a multi-stage sampling method in Shiraz city. Type of living accommodation, physical, psychological, social, and environmental health factors were adjusted in the linear model.
 Results: The mean score of health aspects in people who lived in apartment vs non apartment living were: physical 13.57 and 16.41, psychological 10.71and 14.87, social 8.57and 13.84 and in environmental 13.59 and 10.18 respectively, however after adjustment for gender, education, marital status, age, job, family size, income, type of disease (chronic, acute, chronic- acute), possession of house and area of house, changed to 14.41 for physical and 15.61, psychological 12.6 and 14.47, social 8.74 and 13.72 and environmental 15.42 and 9.23 (P<0.0001).
Conclusion: The results of this study show that the health of apartment-living residents even after adjustment of some other influencing factors, in major of domains was less than non apartment-living residents which indicating this issue should be considered in urban-living health.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2011/09/19 | Accepted: 2013/04/27 | Published: 2014/02/18

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