Skip to main content

Self‐Reported Health and Disability

Buy Article:

$32.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Most European countries conduct regular health surveys which allow respondents to report on different aspects of their health. A commonly‐asked question relates to self‐perceived health status, of the type: "How is your health in general?". Despite the subjective nature of this question, indicators of perceived general health have been found to be a good predictor of people's future health care use and mortality (for instance, see Miilunpalo et al., 1997). For the purpose of international comparisons however, cross‐country differences in perceived health status are difficult to interpret because responses may be affected by social and cultural factors.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: December 1, 2010


Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more