Predicting self-related health among the aged

Kyriakos Markides, H. W. Martin

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Abstract

Self-rated health among a sample of older persons is investigated via a simple path analysis model. The strongest predictor of self-rated health is a health index measuring reported conditions and confinement at home in bed. Income and education have small but significant direct effects on self-rated health suggesting that elderly of lower SES tend to evaluate their health as poorer than those of higher SES who are of similar health status (measured by the health index). Age, ethnicity, and sex affect self-ratings only indirectly through other variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-112
Number of pages16
JournalResearch on Aging
Volume1
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Predicting self-related health among the aged. / Markides, Kyriakos; Martin, H. W.

In: Research on Aging, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1979, p. 97-112.

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Markides, K & Martin, HW 1979, 'Predicting self-related health among the aged', Research on Aging, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 97-112.
Markides, Kyriakos ; Martin, H. W. / Predicting self-related health among the aged. In: Research on Aging. 1979 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 97-112.
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