The global activity limitation indicator and self-rated health: two complementary predictors of mortality.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article




BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to compare the ability of the Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI) and self-rated health (SRH) to predict all-cause mortality in the general adult population.METHODS: We linked the 2001 Belgian Health Interview Survey with mortality and migration registers 2001-2010. The baseline sample included 8,583 individuals aged 15 years and older. Poisson regression models were used to estimate the effect of the GALI and SRH on mortality rate during follow-up. We investigated the impact of gender, age, education and follow-up period on the association b…

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