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https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.41.1.9

The determinants of health among the population aged 50 and over: evidence from Croatia

Šime Smolić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-0920-8046 ; Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (458 KB) str. 85-108 preuzimanja: 228* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Smolić, Š. (2017). The determinants of health among the population aged 50 and over: evidence from Croatia. Public Sector Economics, 41 (1), 85-108. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.41.1.9
MLA 8th Edition
Smolić, Šime. "The determinants of health among the population aged 50 and over: evidence from Croatia." Public Sector Economics, vol. 41, br. 1, 2017, str. 85-108. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.41.1.9. Citirano 11.12.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Smolić, Šime. "The determinants of health among the population aged 50 and over: evidence from Croatia." Public Sector Economics 41, br. 1 (2017): 85-108. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.41.1.9
Harvard
Smolić, Š. (2017). 'The determinants of health among the population aged 50 and over: evidence from Croatia', Public Sector Economics, 41(1), str. 85-108. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.41.1.9
Vancouver
Smolić Š. The determinants of health among the population aged 50 and over: evidence from Croatia. Public Sector Economics [Internet]. 2017 [pristupljeno 11.12.2019.];41(1):85-108. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.41.1.9
IEEE
Š. Smolić, "The determinants of health among the population aged 50 and over: evidence from Croatia", Public Sector Economics, vol.41, br. 1, str. 85-108, 2017. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.3326/pse.41.1.9

Sažetak
The aim of this paper is to explore the association between demographic, socio-economic and physical health variables and self-assessed health (SAH) of people aged 50 years and over in Croatia. Cross-sectional data was collected in 2012 in the survey “The Economics of Ageing in Croatiaˮ that was based on the SHARE (Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe) study. Altogether 761 individuals aged 50 and over were included in the working sample that has been used in statistical analysis. Data were analysed in an ordered logistic regression model. The results show that females were more likely to report a higher category of SAH than males. Higher educational level was a statistically significant predictor of higher SAH, when controlled for other variables. This study, unlike other studies in Croatia, introduces a set of physical health variables as the determinants of health. Our results suggest that people aged 50 and over with fewer limitations, health related symptoms and diagnosed chronic conditions were more likely to report higher levels of SAH. These findings could be beneficial to policymakers in their efforts to improve health among elderly in Croatia.

Ključne riječi
self-assessed health (SAH); Croatia; SHARE; population ageing; health determinants

Hrčak ID: 178762

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/178762

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