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The value of comparing health outcomes in cohort studies: An example of self-rated health in seven studies including 79 653 participants

Butterworth, Peter; Windsor, Timothy; Sargent-Cox, Kerry; Von Sanden, Chwee Chwee; Christensen, Helen; Booth, Heather; Simons, Leon; Byles, Julie; Gibson, Richard; Luszcz, Mary A; Shaw, Jonathan E; Broe, Gerald; Browning, Colette; Mitchell, Paul; Cumming, Robert (Bob); Kendig, Hal L; Burns, Richard; Anstey, Kaarin


Objective: To demonstrate the value of comparing data from multiple cohort studies using the example of self-rated health (SRH). Methods: Seven Australian cohort studies including comparable data on SRH were identified. Comparisons of the distributions of SRH were conducted, and logistic regression was used to evaluate age, sex and education effects within studies. A nationally representative survey was used as a statistical reference to determine how studies differed from the Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2007.00261.x


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