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The stability of self assessed health status

Crossley, Thomas; Kennedy, Steven


The use of self assessed health status as a measure of health is common in empirical research. We analyse a unique Australian survey in which a random sub-sample of respondents answer a standard self assessed health question twice – before and after an additional set of health related questions. 28% of respondents change their reported health status. Response instability is related to age, income and occupation. We also compare the responses of these individuals to other respondents who are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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