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Self-Reported Health: Reliability and consequences for health inequality measurement

Clarke, Philip; Ryan, Christopher


Self-reported health (SRH) is one of the most frequently employed measures for assessing income-related health inequalities between counties. A previous study has shown that 28% of respondents changed their assessment of their health status when asked a SRH question on two occasions in the same survey (first as part of self-completed questionnaire and then in a personal interview). This study re-examines this issue using another survey where SRH was again asked twice of respondents, but this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Economics
DOI: 10.1002/hec.1089


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