Heterogeneity in Self-Assessed Health Status Among the Elderly in India

  title={Heterogeneity in Self-Assessed Health Status Among the Elderly in India},
  author={Sumit Mazumdar and Ulf-G. Gerdtham},
  journal={Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health},
  pages={271 - 283}
The authors examine the observed heterogeneity in self-assessed health (SAH) among the aged in India using data on health and living conditions of the elderly in India from the 60th Round of National Sample Survey (2004-2005). Results indicate that almost one fourth of the old in India rate their health as poor, and there exists considerable interstate variations in SAH ratings. Based on hypotheses framed on the basis of preliminary evidence, the article uses ordered probit models to find that… 
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