Trends in self-rated health in Finland 1972-1992.

  title={Trends in self-rated health in Finland 1972-1992.},
  author={Sami Heistaro and Erkki Vartiainen and Pekka M Puska},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={25 5},
BACKGROUND Self-rated health is a useful indicator of the population's health. Yet follow-up studies on perceived health trends are scarce. The aim of this paper is to assess perceived health trends in Finland between 1972 and 1992. METHODS Five cross-sectional studies were done in two areas in eastern Finland every 5th year since 1972 and in a third area… CONTINUE READING