Why do Italian people rate their health worse than French people do? An exploration of cross-country differentials of self-rated health.

@article{Dsesquelles2009WhyDI,
  title={Why do Italian people rate their health worse than French people do? An exploration of cross-country differentials of self-rated health.},
  author={Aline D{\'e}sesquelles and Viviana Egidi and Michele Antonio Salvatore},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={1124-8}
}
The prevalence of bad self-rated health (SRH) varies considerably across countries. Here we present the results of a cross-national comparative study based on the data of National Health Surveys conducted in France and Italy. According to these data, 11% of the Italian and 6% of the French adult population aged between 45 and 74 rate their health as bad or very bad. This gap may result from differences in population structure regarding the individual characteristics (sociodemographic… CONTINUE READING

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