|Title||Socioeconomic status and the prevalence of health problems among married couples in late midlife.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Journal||Am J Public Health|
|Date Published||2001 Jan|
|Keywords||Activities of Daily Living, Cohort Studies, Female, Health Status, Humans, Male, Marital Status, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic factors, Spouses, United States|
OBJECTIVES: This study analyzed the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and the prevalence of mutually occurring health problems among married couples in late midlife.
METHODS: Data consisted of 4746 married couples aged 51 to 61 years from the 1992 US Health and Retirement Study. Two health measures were used: (1) self-assessed health status and (2) an index of functional limitations and activity restrictions. SES indicators were household income, education, and insurance coverage.
RESULTS: In general, after adjustment for age cohort, a strong association was found between the health of a married individual and the health of his or her spouse. SES was highly associated with the joint occurrence of health problems among marriage partners.
CONCLUSIONS: Public health policy should pay particular attention to the interaction between health, SES, and interpersonal relationships.
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Cohort Studies/Gender/Health Status/Marital Status/Middle Age/Odds Ratio/Risk Factors/Socioeconomic Status/Spouses/Support, Non U.S. Government/Support, U.S. Government--PHS
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|Alternate Journal||Am J Public Health|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC1446505|
|Grant List||AG10120 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States|