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Studies

Liu et al. (2015a): study GB 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Liu, B.; Floud, S.; Pirie, K.
Title:
Does Happiness Itself directly affect Mortality? The prospective UK Million Women Study.
Source:
The Lancet, 2015

Investigation

Public:
Female, aged 50-69, United Kingdom, 1996-2001
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 1300000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
At recruitment, and every 3-5 years subsequently women were posted a quaestionnaire asking about sociodemographic factors, lifestyle and health.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How often do you feel happy?
4  most of the time
3  usually
2  sometimes
1  rarely/never
Classification:
M-TH-u-sq-v-4-d
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
2

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Region of residence Region in UK Deprivation tertile Relative resources Highest qualification Current education Body mass index Body Mass Index (BMI) Strenuous exercise Current leisure activity Smoking Use of tobacco
Earlier use of stimulants
Current use of stimulants
Alcohol Use of alcohol Living w. partner and parity Children in the household
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Participation in group activities Current total social participation Sleep duration Amount of sleep Self rated health Self-perceived health Cancer Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48) Heart disease Ischaemic heart diseases (i20-25) Stroke Stroke (i64) Chronic obstructive lung disease Diseases of respiratory system (j00-99) High blood pressure Diseases of circulatory system (i00-99) Diabetes Diabetes (e10-14) Asthma Diseases of respiratory system (j00-99) Arthritis Rheumatism (m00-25) Depression or anxiety Mental and behavioral disorders (f00-99)
Expert ratings of mental health
Mortally ill Expected longevity