Are gender differences in the relationship between self-rated health and mortality enduring? Results from three birth cohorts in Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom

Nicola Spiers, Carol Jagger, Michael Clarke, Antony Arthur

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess whether there is an enduring gender difference in the ability of self-rated health to predict mortality and investigate whether self-reported physical health problems account for this difference.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-11; discussion 372-5
JournalThe Gerontologist
Volume43
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Great Britain
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mortality
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Self Concept
  • Sex Factors
  • Survival Analysis

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