|Title||Ethnic/race differences in the attrition of older American survey respondents: implications for health-related research.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Zhivan, NA, Ang, A, Amaro, H, Vega, WA, Markides, KS|
|Journal||Health Serv Res|
|Issue||1 Pt 1|
|Date Published||2012 Feb|
|Keywords||Bias, ethnicity, Female, Health Care Surveys, Health Services Research, Health Surveys, Hispanic or Latino, Humans, Male, Mexican Americans, Middle Aged, Racial Groups, Risk, Socioeconomic factors, United States|
OBJECTIVE: To compare models of attrition across race/ethnic groups of aging populations and discuss implications for health-related research.
DATA SOURCES: The Health and Retirement Study (1992-2008).
STUDY DESIGN: A competing risks model was estimated using a multinomial logit model when respondents faced competing types of risks, such as dying, being lost from the study, and nonresponse in some years for different groups of elderly. Key explanatory variables were foreign birth, health insurance, and health status.
PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Variables describing foreign birth, health insurance, and health status differed in their prediction of attrition across ethnic groups of aging populations.
CONCLUSIONS: Differences in the predictors of attrition across ethnic groups of elderly could potentially lead to biased estimates in health-related research using longitudinal data sources.
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|Alternate Journal||Health Serv Res|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC3447243|