This study examines the efficacy of self-rated health as a determinant of 6-year survival among the 1209 African-American respondents in the Longitudinal Study on Aging (LSOA).
The association between self-rated health and mortality risk has been established previously ; however, this relationship has not been directly tested in a nonwhite sample.
Findings indicate that self-rated health is a predictor of mortality that is independent of several control variables (income, sex, age, education, and marital status) and two objective health status indicators (bed days and doctor visits).
However, it is not independent of limitations with activities of daily living.
When all three objective health measures were included in a single model, self-rated health was not an independent predictor of mortality However, when the full model was specified on sex-specific subsamples, the analysis found that self-rated health was an independent predictor of mortality for women, but not for men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat sanitaire, Personne âgée, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Mortalité, Facteur prédictif, Noir américain, Longévité, Analyse multivariable, Race, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Analyse statistique, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health status, Elderly, Human, Follow up study, Mortality, Predictive factor, Black American, Longevity, Multivariate analysis, Race, United States, North America, America, Statistical analysis, Public health organization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0075688
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.