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Influence on self-rated health of socio-demographic, lifestyle and affluence factors

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dc.contributor.author Kelleher, Cecily C.
dc.contributor.author Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-27T14:42:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-27T14:42:37Z
dc.date.issued 2007-09
dc.identifier.citation Kelleher, C., Tay, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2007). Influence on self-rated health of socio-demographic, lifestyle and affluence factors: an analysis of the Irish and International Health Behaviours among School-going Children (HBSC) datasets. Irish Medical Journal, 100(8), 44-47. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0304-5684
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2627
dc.description.abstract In this analysis we employed the International Health Behaviour Among School Aged Children (HBSC) 1998 data, comprising 8326 Irish children and 115,327 children in the International dataset, to examine influences on self reported health among young people. Factors were similar for both boys and girls and between countries. Daily smokers, those reporting intoxication at least once, those taking infrequent exercise and those reporting difficulty in making friends were all predictive of poor self-rated health in adjusted odds ratio models. Disposable means, as measured by the Family Affluence Score was also a significant predictor of self-rated health but not as influential as reported lifestyle. In a multi-level between country comparison of 15 OECD countries, individual health behaviours explained much, but not all of the variability in poor self reported health (0.26, SE 0.08), and of various ecological level indicators considered in the final model only % voting and % males with minimum 2nd level of male education in the population were influential factors, with between-country variations still not fully explained (0.10, SE 0.03). en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Irish Medical Association en_US
dc.subject HBSC en_US
dc.subject Health behaviour in school-aged children en_US
dc.subject Family affluence scale en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Influence on self-rated health of socio-demographic, lifestyle and affluence factors en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17955702 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.funder Department of Health and Children (Health Promotion Unit) en_US

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