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Health of Ageing Women in Hungary

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Abstract

Although the concept of women’s health in Hungary has only emerged in the past decade, the study of women’s health and how it develops from youth to old age is important for many reasons. The political, social, and economic changes, which have occurred in the past fifteen years, have affected the lives of women, especially those of middle and old age, bringing changes in income, social roles, etc. (Kleiverda, Csoboth, Ceapchi, 1999). Joining the European Union, within which the life expectancy of women is on average five years more than of Hungarian women, it is of the greatest importance to increase both the physical and the mental state of health of women in Hungary. Hungarian women should not be at a disadvantage in terms of health, economic productivity, or social disposition, just because interventions did not specifically target their health needs and didn’t address the most important issues influencing their health.

Keywords

Depressive Symptom Beck Depression Inventory Suicide Rate National Health Interview Survey Hungarian Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Semmelweis University Institute of Behavioral SciencesBudapestHungary

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