Tervise enesehinnangu sotsiaalmajanduslikud erinevused Eestis: Euroopa sotsiaaluuring 2004

English title: Self-perceived Health and Socioeconomic Differences. European Social Survey 2004

Author(s): Ülle Sildever -

Language: Estonian

Type: Thesis / dissertation

Year: 2007


The study analyses socioeconomic differences in self-perceived health among adults in Estonia. The study was based on a subsample of the 35–54-years-old adult population (n=627) of the European Social Survey, conducted in Estonia in 2004. Self-perceived health was rated on the 5-point scale: very good, good, fair, poor and very poor. Socioeconomic status was measured by the level of education, employment, economic well-being, age, ethnicity, type of residence and marital status. Logistic regression analysis was applied to assess association between self-perceived health and socioeconomic status. 49.5% of respondents rated their health at least good and 50.5% less than good. No significant difference was found in self-perceived health of men and women. Women rated their health as very good more frequently than men, but as very poor more rarely than men. Overall, the prevalent proportions of respondents were with secondary education, employed, married or co-habiting, and Estonians. In adjusted logistic regression analysis, less than good self-rated health was associated with lower education, unemployment, lower economic well-being and older age group in both genders. No relationship was found between less than good selfperceived health and marital status, ethnicity, and type of residence.


Awarding institution: University of Tartu

Number of pages: 42

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