The value of self-rated health in predicting mortality and the incidence of chronic diseases was studied in a cohort of 783 elderly Dutch men in the Zutphen Study.
In 1985, 48% of the men felt « healthy, » while 12% felt « moderately healthy » or « not healthy. » As of 1990, 23% of the 783 men had died.
Survival analysis showed that self-rated health was highly predictive of subsequent 5-year mortality from all causes (p< 0.001).
When adjusted for the presence of major chronic diseases, age, medication use, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, body mass index, systolic blood pressure, serum cholesterol, education, marital status, and family history of chronic diseases, the relative risk for « moderately healthy » or « not healthy » men compared with « healthy » men was 2.7 (95% confidence interval (CI) 1.8-4.3).
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie, Chronique, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Autoévaluation, Santé, Vieillard, Etude longitudinale, Pays Bas, Prospective, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Disease, Chronic, Mortality, Epidemiology, Self evaluation, Health, Elderly, Follow up study, Netherlands, Prospective, Human, Europe
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Cote : 94-0108510
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.