The health of lone mothers in New Zealand.

  title={The health of lone mothers in New Zealand.},
  author={Diana Sarfati and Kate Margaret Scott},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={114 1133},
AIMS To compare the sociodemographic characteristics and the mental and physical health status of lone and couple mothers, and to explore possible contributing factors to any differential health status identified. METHODS Data from the 1996/97 New Zealand Health Survey were analysed. Lone and couple mothers were compared according to sociodemographic factors, health risk behaviours and three medical conditions. Their self-reported health was measured and compared using the SF-36 questionnaire… CONTINUE READING