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Correlational findings

Study Berkman (1971): study US Alameda County, California 1965

Public:
Adults, general public, Alameda County, USA, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6928
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Poor physical health
Our Classification
Operationalization
2-item index of closed questions on:
- general health (poor/ fair/ good/
  excellent)
- number of times one stayed at a
  hospital, sanitorium, or nursing
  home during the past 5 years.
Dichotomized into:
0: good health
1: poor health

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-a DMr = -.11 p < .05   proportion happy:
0: good health     73.2%     AR= .54
1: poor health     36.8%     AR= .43
The average ridits (AR) were calculated with
the distribution of the total sample as reference