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A simple measure with complex determinants: investigation of the correlates of self-rated health in older men and women from three continents

French, Davina J.; Browning, Colette; Kendig, Hal; Luszcz, Mary A.; Saito, Yasuhiko; Sargent-Cox, Kerry A.; Anstey, Kaarin


BACKGROUND: Self-rated health is commonly employed in research studies that seek to assess the health status of older individuals. Perceptions of health are, however, influenced by individual and societal level factors that may differ within and between countries. This study investigates levels of self-rated health (SRH) and correlates of SRH among older adults in Australia, United States of America (USA), Japan and South Korea. METHODS: Cross-sectional data were drawn from large surveys of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-08-13
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health 12 (2012): 649/1-12
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-649


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