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Correlational findings

Study Parker et al. (1992): study SE 1986

Public:
75+ aged, rural community, Sweden, followed 4 years, 1986-1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 421
Non Response:
4%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
By district nurse from another area

Correlate

Authors's label
Survival
Our Classification
Operationalization
A: % still alive at T2
B: odds of being dead at T2

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e D% = - T1 Happiness by % still alive at T2 (4 years later)

- % still alive at T2 among 75-84 aged at T1
  - very happy:       86%
  - fairly happy      68%
  - so-so or unhappy: 58%
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e D% = - - % still alive at T2 among 85+ aged at T1
  - very happy:       66%
  - fairly happy      51%
  - so-so or unhappy: 42%
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e OR = 2.9 p < .05 Odds of being dead at T2 of less than very happy at T1

Among 75-84 aged at T1: CI95 [1.2-7.0]
OR controled for
- T1 mobility index
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e OR = 3.0 p < .05 Among 75-84 aged at T1: CI95 [1.3-7.1]
OR additionally controled for;
- T1 nurse evaluation of health
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e OR = ns No significant effect among 85+ aged.