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Studies

Parker et al. (1992): study SE 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Parker, M.G.; Nordström, M.L.; Thorslund, M.
Title:
Predictors of Mortality for the Oldest Old. A 4-Year Follow-Up of Community-Based Elderly in Sweden.
Source:
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatics, 1992, Vol. 14, 227 - 237

Investigation

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

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy are you with life in general?
5  very happy
4  fairly happy
3  so-so
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
very happy 46%, fairly happy 40%, so-so or unhappy 13% for age 75+
Page in publication:
230

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Survival Longevity (assessed in follow up) Age Age difference among elderly