Health insurance and mortality : evidence from a national cohort.
Objective.-To examine the relationship between lacking health insurance and the risk of subsequent mortality.
Design.-Adults older than 25 years who reported they were uninsured or privately insured in the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a representative cohort of the US population, were followed prospectively from initial interview in 1971 through 1975 until 1987.
Participants.-Complete baseline and follow-up information was obtained on 4694 (91%) persons of the 5161 who reported not receiving publicly funded insurance at baseline.
Main Outcome Measure.-The relationship between insurance status and subsequent mortality was examined using Cox proportional hazards survival analysis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Homme, Mortalité, Assurance maladie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Human, Mortality, Health insurance, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0648436
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.