publication . Article . Other literature type . 1972

Relationship of physical health status and health practices

Belloc, Nedra B.; Breslow, Lester;
  • Published: 01 Aug 1972 Journal: Preventive Medicine, volume 1, pages 409-421 (issn: 0091-7435, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract This paper continues the analysis previously reported of physical health status in an adult population and its relationship to various independent variables. Data for the study were gathered by questionnaires completed by a probability-based sample of adult residents of Alameda County, California, in 1965. Physical health is measured along a spectrum ranging from severe disability to high energy level with absence of chronic conditions or symptoms. The “ridit” which places each individual along the spectrum can be averaged for comparison of groups, and can be adjusted for differences due to age and sex. This paper examines the relation between common he...
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