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The effect of health behavior change on self-rated health across the adult life course: a longitudinal cohort study

Sargent-Cox, Kerry; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Morris, Lara; Butterworth, Peter; Anstey, Kaarin


Objective. While it is clear that health behaviors are related to self-rated health (SRH), it is less clear if maintaining positive behaviors, or improving, can protect SRH over time. Method. SRH trajectoriesweremodeled in a large representative Australian sample (n = 7485 at baseline), of three age cohorts (20–24, 40–44 and 60–64 years at baseline; 1999, 2000 & 2001 respectively), over an 8 year period. Change in smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity on SRH trajectories were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Preventive Medicine 58 (2014): 75–80
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.10.017


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