Health in older cat and dog owners: The Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3 study.

@article{Enmarker2012HealthIO,
  title={Health in older cat and dog owners: The Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3 study.},
  author={Ingela Enmarker and Ove Hellz{\'e}n and Knut Ekker and Ann-Grethe Berg},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 8},
  pages={718-24}
}
AIM The main objective was to compare older male and female cat, dog, and non-owners with regard to demographic and health-related characteristics. METHOD Data in the present cross-sectional population study were drawn from HUNT-3 in Norway. A total of 12,297 persons (5631 men; 6666 women) between the ages of 65 and 101 years were included, of whom 2358 were pet owners. RESULTS The main finding was that owning a dog demonstrated several health-related characteristics to a higher positive… CONTINUE READING

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