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Studies

Benyamini et al. (2004): study US 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Benyamini, Y.; Leventhal, E.A.; Leventhal, H.
Title:
Self-Rated Oral Health as an Independent Predictor of Self-Rated General Health, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Social Science and Medicine, 2004, Vol. 59, 1109 - 1116

Investigation

Public:
Residents retirement community, USA, 1998
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 850
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on four questions:

A  I am very satisfied with my life
B  These are the best years of my life
C  My life could be better than it is now
D  The quality of my life is poor

Scoring
1  disagree strongly
2
3
4
5  agree strongly

Computation: A+B+C+D/4 (C and D reversed)
Classification:
O-Sum---mq-v-5-b
Author's label:
Self-rated health
Page in publication:
1111-16
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.52
SD:
0.67

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Self-rated oral health Health domain ratings
Oral diseases (k00-14)
Self rated health Global health rating Illness in medical history Earlier physical health Recent chronic illness Earlier physical health
Chronic illness
Medication use Use of medicaments functional disability Current functional health Self-esteem Evaluation of self-as-a-whole Age Age difference among elderly Sex Sex (male vs female) Education Current education