Neighborhood environment and self-rated health among adults in Southern Sri Lanka.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The prevalence of different neighborhood environmental stressors and associations between the stressors and self-rated health are described in a representative sample of 2,077 individuals, aged 18-85 years, in southern Sri Lanka. Mosquito menace (69.4%), stray dog problems (26.8%), nuisance from neighbors (20.3%), and nuisance from drug users (18.7%) were found to be the most prevalent environmental stressors. None of the stressors investigated were associated with self-rated physical health, but nuisance from neighbors, nuisance from drug users, shortage of water and having poor water/sewage drainage system were associated with self-rated mental health among the respondents.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Perera, B; Østbye, T; Jayawardana, C

Published Date

  • August 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2102 - 2112

PubMed ID

  • 19742209

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2738876

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1660-4601

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3390/ijerph6082102


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland