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Specific versus general self-reported health indicators predicting mortality among older adults in Europe: disparities by gender employing SHARE longitudinal data

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A combination of specific and general measures is more efficient in predicting mortality than either of these alone. SRH and GALI seem to share some traits, adding health and disability dimensions over specific measures, representing though different aspects by gender. Copyright Swiss School of Public Health 2014

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  • Georgia Verropoulou, 2014. "Specific versus general self-reported health indicators predicting mortality among older adults in Europe: disparities by gender employing SHARE longitudinal data," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 59(4), pages 665-678, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:59:y:2014:i:4:p:665-678
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0563-9
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