Relation of dietary quality, physical activity, and smoking habits to 10-year changes in health status in older Europeans in the SENECA study.

@article{HavemanNies2003RelationOD,
  title={Relation of dietary quality, physical activity, and smoking habits to 10-year changes in health status in older Europeans in the SENECA study.},
  author={Annemien Haveman-Nies and Lisette C P G M de Groot and Wija A. van Staveren},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2003},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={318-23}
}
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the effect of healthy lifestyle behaviors on self-rated health and self-care ability over a 10-year follow-up period in older persons in the SENECA study. METHODS Health status and lifestyle behaviors were examined in 1988/1989, 1993, and 1999 in 216 men and 264 women, born between 1913 and 1918, from 7 European countries. RESULTS Self-rated health and self-care ability declined in men and women with healthy and unhealthy lifestyle habits over the 10-year… CONTINUE READING

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