Does the state you live in make a difference? Multilevel analysis of self-rated health in the US.

@article{Subramania2001DoesTS,
  title={Does the state you live in make a difference? Multilevel analysis of self-rated health in the US.},
  author={S V Subramania and Ichiro Kawachi and Bruce P. Kennedy},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={9-19}
}
This paper investigates the different sources of variation between US states in self-rated health using multilevel statistical procedures. The different sources that are considered are based on individual- and state-level factors. Data for the analysis comes from the 1993-94 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the 1986-90 General Social Surveys. Results show that individual-level factors (such as low income, being black, smoking) are strongly associated with self-rated poor health… CONTINUE READING