Jungwee Park

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Using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) Cycle 1.2, we examine the nature of unmet mental health care needs in Ontario, Canada and how this is associated with socio-demographic, social support, health status and mental health service use factors. Unmet mental health care needs result from experiencing barriers to three issues:(More)
OBJECTIVES This article examines factors associated with adolescent self-concept and the impact of adolescent self-concept on psychological and physical health and health behaviour in young adulthood. DATA SOURCE The data are from the household cross-sectional (1994/95) and longitudinal (1994/95 to 2000/01) components of Statistics Canada's National(More)
OBJECTIVES We used self-reported and measured height and weight data to examine the relationship between food insecurity and obesity. METHODS We defined food insecurity according to 3 different models. We used self-reported and measured height and weight from 2 versions of the Canadian Community Health Survey to calculate obesity rates. RESULTS When(More)
OBJECTIVE This article examines the components of the Eating Attitudes Test-26 (EAT-26) and their association with selected demographic, psychosocial and health measures among women aged 15 years or older identified as concerned about their weight and who were part of a representative sample of the Canadian population in 2002. METHOD An exploratory factor(More)
BACKGROUND To comprehensively examine the cardiovascular health of Canadians, we developed the Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team (CANHEART) health index. We analyzed trends in health behaviours and factors to monitor the cardiovascular health of the Canadian population. METHODS We used data from the Canadian Community Health Survey(More)
Using multiple-cause-of-death data, this study examines diabetes mellitus as a cause of mortality. During the 2004-to-2008 period, diabetes mellitus was listed as either the underlying cause or a contributing cause of 119,617 deaths. It was more than twice as likely to be a contributing than the underlying cause of death. When it was identified as the(More)
BACKGROUND Avoidable mortality is a measure of deaths that potentially could have been averted through effective prevention practices, public health policies, and/or provision of timely and adequate health care. This longitudinal analysis compares avoidable mortality among First Nations and non-Aboriginal adults. DATA AND METHODS Data are from the(More)
Using multiple-cause-of-death data, this study investigates mortality from Alzheimer's disease. From 2004 through 2011, Alzheimer's disease was coded as a cause of 80,868 deaths-more often the underlying than a contributing cause. The rate of Alzheimer's disease deaths was higher for women and older individuals than for men and younger people, and varied(More)