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Self-reported health is a valid measure across racial and ethnic groups

Add Health featured in the Journal of Adolescent Health

 

The research team of Chenoa D. Allen, Clea A. McNeely, and John G. Orme examined the associations between self-rated health and four health indicators using Add Health data. These health indicators – BMI, chronic conditions, functional limitations, and depressive symptoms – were found to be consistently associated to self-rated health across adolescence and young adulthood, and self-rated health was valid across racial/ethnic groups and immigrant generations. This study addresses a critical gap in health disparities research.

Read the article in the Journal of Adolescent Health: Self-Rated Health Across Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Status for US Adolescents and Young Adults

Authors

  • Chenoa D. Allen, Department of Public Health, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Clea A. McNeely, Department of Public Health, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • John G. Orme, College of Social Work, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee


Scholarly source: Allen CD, McNeely CA, Orme JG. Self-Rated Health Across Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Status for US Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of Adolescent Health 2015. 
Article available online.