Factors associated with self-rated health in Greece: a population-based postal survey

Natasa V Daniilidou, Susan Gregory, John H Kyriopoulos, Dimitrios J Zavras
European Journal of Public Health 2004, 14 (2): 209-11

BACKGROUND: Self-rated health (SRH), as an indicator of population health, is a concept useful both for research and planning. This study reports SRH, and factors related to it, in Greece.

METHODS: Population-based postal survey, using World Health Organisation (WHO) questionnaires with a sample of randomly selected geographically stratified individuals. Response rate reached 41%.

RESULTS: As expected, age, income and education were related to SRH, but accounted for only 20% of the variance.

CONCLUSIONS: SRH in Greece is related to sociodemographic factors, but perhaps not as strongly as in other populations. Other explanatory variables will require further research.

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