|Title||Self-rated health and morbidity onset among late midlife U.S. adults.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Latham, K, Peek, CW|
|Journal||J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci|
|Date Published||2013 Jan|
|Keywords||Chronic disease, Cohort Studies, Female, Health Status, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Morbidity, Predictive Value of Tests, Self Concept, Self Report, United States|
OBJECTIVES: Although self-rated health (SRH) is recognized as a strong and consistent predictor of mortality and functional health decline, there are relatively few studies examining SRH as a predictor of morbidity. This study examines the capacity of SRH to predict the onset of chronic disease among the late midlife population (ages 51-61 years).
METHOD: Utilizing the first 9 waves (1992-2008) of the Health and Retirement Study, event history analysis was used to estimate the effect of SRH on incidence of 6 major chronic diseases (coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, lung disease, arthritis, and cancer) among those who reported none of these conditions at baseline (N = 4,770).
RESULTS: SRH was a significant predictor of onset of any chronic condition and all specific chronic conditions excluding cancer. The effect was particularly pronounced for stroke.
DISCUSSION: This research provides the strongest and most comprehensive evidence to date of the relationship between SRH and incident morbidity.
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Middle age/Mortality/Chronic illnesses/Morbidity/Self assessed health/Chronic Disease/Stroke
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|Alternate Journal||J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC3605944|
|Grant List||R24 HD041028 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States |
T32 AG000221 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States