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The quality of life of young men from the far north
 
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Head of the Department of Public Health and Health Care, Doctor of Medical Sciences (Advanced Doctor), Professor, Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, Russia
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Postgraduate at the Department of Public Health and Health Care, Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, Russia
Publish date: 2018-12-28
 
Electron J Gen Med 2019;16(1):em101
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The SF-36 questionnaire and a specially designed survey were used to assess the quality of life and the prevalence of lifestyle factors that affect negatively the health of 570 young men who are 15, 16 and 17 years old living in Yakutsk city. It was found that the average quality of life for all eight scales of the SF 36 questionnaire was in the range of “satisfactory” and “good”. Yakutsk boys have lower quality of life indicators than in the population on most scales of the questionnaire, which is associated with living in extreme climatic conditions and social problems in the region. There are no significant differences in the way of life among young Yakuts and Russians, but young Yakut people have lower rates on the scales of the questionnaire PF, RP, SF and MH, which is obviously due to their ethnicity.
 
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