Global self-ratings of health and mortality: hazard in the North Carolina Piedmont.

@article{Hays1996GlobalSO,
  title={Global self-ratings of health and mortality: hazard in the North Carolina Piedmont.},
  author={Judith C. Hays and D E Schoenfeld and Dan German Blazer and Deborah T. Gold},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={49 9},
  pages={969-79}
}
We analyzed the first 5 years of surveillance data from the Established Population for the Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE) in the Piedmont of North Carolina (n = 4162) to estimate the effect of a global self-rating of health on survival. Covariates used in Cox proportional hazard models included sociodemographic factors, chronic medical conditions, activities of daily living, use of health services, health risk behaviors, cognitive function, affective mood, and negative life events… CONTINUE READING

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