Subjective age, health, and survivorship in old age

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Abstract

The power of subjective health and subjective age in predicting survivorship among older people is evaluated relative to the predictive power of objective health and life expectancy, respectively, using data from a four-year longitudinal study of older people in San Antonio, Texas. While deceased persons and survivors differ significantly on all four measures at Time 1, discriminant function analysis shows that subjective health is not a significant predictor of survivorship when the other three variables are controlled. Subjective age, however, is at least equally predicitive of survivorship as life expectancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages10
JournalResearch on Aging
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Diagnostic Self Evaluation
old age
Survival Rate
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Life Expectancy
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Discriminant Analysis
Longitudinal Studies
Survivors
longitudinal study
human being
Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Subjective age, health, and survivorship in old age. / Markides, Kyriakos; Pappas, C.

In: Research on Aging, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1982, p. 87-96.

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