Data from 600 households in the province of Lublin, Poland, are used to assess the relationships among self-rated household health, change in health status, sociodemographic characteristics, food purchasing behavior changes, and health care seeking behaviors.
High ratings of health are enjoyed by rural families headed by comparatively young individuals with high education.
Average household health is also a function of household changes in food purchasing behavior over the past 5 years and per capita consumption of starch-based foods.
Families consuming greater proportions of bread and potatoes and purchasing foods of reduced quality, quantity, and price experience lower average levels of subjective physical health than other families.
Reduction or postponement of medical or dental care over the past 5 years did not affect health status in this model.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pologne, Europe, Homme, Santé, Autoévaluation, Alimentation, Régime alimentaire, Ménage, Changement, Economie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Poland, Europe, Human, Health, Self evaluation, Feeding, Diet, Household, Change, Economy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0490305
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 22/03/2000.