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					                     Self-assessed Health Status

                              Heather Booth
                     Demography and Sociology Program
                               RSSS/ANU




Presentation prepared for the NLC Workshop 17-18 May 2002                            1
Heather Booth – Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
                                     Background
              • Research interest in mortality and its
                determinants
              • Ideal: longitudinal study of life events
                leading to death
              • Self-assessed health status is a good
                indicator of future morbidity and mortality
              • What are the determinants of self-assessed
                health status?




                             Models for analysis
              • Dependent variable: self-assessed health
                status

              • Dependent variable: change in self-assessed
                health status




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                        Covariates    Independent /     Proximate /      Dependent
                                      Life events       Psychological
                                                        health
                        Age           Parental          Satisfaction     Self-assessed
                        Sex           divorce           with life(11)    health status
                        Education     Parental death    Importance of
                        Religiosity   Marital status    achieving
                                      Job security      objectives (6)
                                      Job position      How see self
                                      Promotion         (10)
                                      expectations
                                      Satisfaction
                                      with work




                        Covariates    Independent /     Proximate /      Dependent
                                      Life events       Psychological
                                                        Health
                        Age           Changes in :      Satisfaction     Change in self-
                        Sex            Marital status   with life(11)    assessed health
                        Education      Job security     Importance of    status
                        Religiosity    Job position     achieving
                                       Promotion        objectives (6)
                                      expectations      How see self
                                       Satisfaction     (10)
                                      with work
                                       Parental
                                      survival
                                       Parental
                                      marital status




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                                               Issues
              • Only 17% in fair/poor health
              • Reliability of response: contradictions
              • Validity of respondent’s assessmnet of
                partner’s health status
              • Sample size: pool respondent and partner?




                                           W a ve 1          W ave 2
                                           R espondent's sex R espondent's sex
                                                   M       F        M        F
                                 excellent         39     40        32      36
                                 good              47     47        51      47
                                 fair              12     10        14      13
                                 poor               3      3         2       3
                                 SCORE          3 .24   3.24      3.11    3.14

                                           W a ve 1           W ave 2
                                            P artner's sex     P artner's sex
                                                   M        F        M        F
                                 excellent         39      40        30      34
                                 good              50      49        58      53
                                 fair               9       8        10      11
                                 poor               2       2         2       2
                                 SCORE          3 .27   3.28       3.15    3.19




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                             C h a n g e in la s t y e a r (% re s p o n d in g :)
                                                          R e s p o n d e n t's s e x
                                                                     M            F
                                       m u c h b e tte r              7          11
                                               b e tte r             12          14
                                        a bo ut sa m e               71          64
                                               w o rs e              10           9
                                       m u c h w o rs e               1           2
                                          SCORE                      14          23




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