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  1. Do housing tenure and car access predict health because they are simply markers of income or self esteem ? A Scottish study.

    Article - En anglais


    To investigate relations between health (using a range of measures) and housing tenure or car access ; and to test the hypothesis that observed relations between these asset based measures and health are simply because they are markers for income or self esteem.

    Design-Analysis of data from second wave of data collection of West of Scotland Twenty-07 study, collected in 1991 by face to face interviews conducted by nurse interviewers.

    Setting-the Central Clydeside Conurbation, in the West of Scotland.

    Subjects-785 people (354 men, 431 women) in their late 30s, and 718 people (358 men, 359 women) in their late 50s, participants in a longitudinal study.

    Measures-General Health Questionnaire scores, respiratory function, waistlhip ratio, number of longstanding illnesses, number of symptoms in the last month, and systolic blood pressure ; household income adjusted for household size and composition ; Rosenberg self esteem score ; housing tenure and car access.


    On bivariate analysis, all the health measures were significantly associated with housing tenure, and all except waist/hip ratio with car access ; all except waistlhip ratio were related to income, and all except systolic blood pressure were related to self esteem.

    In models controlling for age, sex, and their interaction, neither waistlhip ratio nor systolic blood pressure remained significantly associated with tenure or car access. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Mortalité, Facteur risque, Logement habitation, Automobile, Propriétaire, Locataire, Revenu, Statut socioéconomique, Autoperception, Estime soi, Prédiction, Pronostic, Indicateur, Homme, Epidémiologie, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Perception sociale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Mortality, Risk factor, Housing, Motor car, Owner, Tenant, Tempering, Socioeconomic status, Self perception, Self esteem, Prediction, Prognosis, Indicator, Human, Epidemiology, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Social perception

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0477177

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 19/02/1999.