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dc.contributor.authorFernandez-Martinez, Beatriz
dc.contributor.authorPrieto-Flores, Maria Eugenia 
dc.contributor.authorForjaz, Maria João 
dc.contributor.authorFernandez-Mayoralas, Gloria 
dc.contributor.authorRojo-Perez, Fermina 
dc.contributor.authorMartinez-Martin, Pablo
dc.identifier.citationRev Saude Publica;46(2):310-9.es_ES
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To assess regional and sociodemographic differences in self-perceived health status among older adults. METHODS: A face-to-face quality of life survey was conducted in a representative sample of the Spanish population comprising 1,106 non-institutionalized elderly aged 60 or more in 2008. Logistic regression models were used to explain self-perceived health status according to the EuroQol Group Visual Analogue Scale (EQ-VAS). Independent variables included sociodemographic and health characteristics as well as the nomenclature of territorial units for statistics level 1 (NUTS1: group of autonomous regions) and level 2 (NUTS 2: autonomous regions). RESULTS: Younger and better off respondents were more likely to have a positive self-perceived health status. Having no chronic conditions, independence in performing daily living activities and lower level of depression were also associated with positive self-perceived health status. People living in the south of Spain showed a more negative self-perceived health status than those living in other regions. CONCLUSION: The study results point to health inequality among Spanish older adults of lower socioeconomic condition and living in the south of Spain. The analysis by geographic units allows for international cross-regional comparisons.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipStudy funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (SEJ2006-15122-C02-01 and SEJ2006-15122-C02-02). The authors declare no confl icts of interest.es_ES
dc.publisherRevista de saúde públicaes_ES
dc.relation.isversionofPublisher's versiones_ES
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Living es_ES
dc.subject.meshAged es_ES
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over es_ES
dc.subject.meshFemale es_ES
dc.subject.meshHealth Status Disparities es_ES
dc.subject.meshHealth Status Indicators es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshIncome es_ES
dc.subject.meshLogistic Models es_ES
dc.subject.meshMale es_ES
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged es_ES
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life es_ES
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysis es_ES
dc.subject.meshSpain es_ES
dc.subject.meshSurveys and Questionnaires es_ES
dc.subject.meshHealth Status es_ES
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveys es_ES
dc.subject.meshSelf Concept es_ES
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors es_ES
dc.titleSelf-perceived health status in older adults: regional and sociodemographic inequalities in Spaines_ES
dc.title.alternativeEstado de saúde percebido em idosos: desigualdades regionais e sociodemográfi cas na Espanhaes_ES
dc.rights.licenseAtribución-NoComercial-4.0 Internacional*
dc.contributor.funderMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación (España)
dc.identifier.journalRevista de saude publicaes_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Escuela Nacional de Sanidades_ES

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