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Gender, Socioeconomic Status, and Self-Rated Health in a Transitional Middle-Income Setting: Evidence From Thailand

Kelly, Matthew; Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Chokhanapitak, Jaruwan; Churewong, Chaiyun; Hounthasarn, Suttanit; Khamman, Suwanee; Pandee, Daoruang; Pangsap, Suttinan; Prapamontol, Tippawan; Puengson, Janya; Sangrattanakul, Yodyiam; Banks, Emily; Banwell, Cathy; Caldwell, Bruce; Carmichael, Gordon; Dellora, Tarie; Dixon, Jane; Harley, David; Kjellstrom, Tord; Lim, Lynette; McMichael, Anthony; Mark, Tanya; Strazdins, Lyndall; Vilainerun, Duangkae; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Sleigh, Adrian; Friel, Sharon

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Poor self-rated health (SRH) correlates strongly with mortality. In developed countries, women generally report worse SRH than males. Few studies have reported on SRH in developing countries. The authors report on SRH in Thailand, a middle-income developing country.The data were derived from a large nationwide cohort of 87 134 adult Open University students (54% female, median age 29 years). The authors included questions on socioeconomic and demographic factors that could influence SRH. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/37234
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1177/1010539509356807

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