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The choice of self-rated health measures matter when predicting mortality: evidence from 10 years follow-up of the Australian longitudinal study of ageing

Sargent-Cox, Kerry A; Anstey, Kaarin; Luszcz, Mary A

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BACKGROUND Self-rated health (SRH) measures with different wording and reference points are often used as equivalent health indicators in public health surveys estimating health outcomes such as healthy life expectancies and mortality for older adults. Whilst the robust relationship between SRH and mortality is well established, it is not known how comparable different SRH items are in their relationship to mortality over time. We used a dynamic evaluation model to investigate the sensitivity...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-04-20
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95404
Source: BMC Geriatrics
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-10-18

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