PubMed | b San Andres Health Center, f Center for Human and Social science, Institute of Health Carlos III, CIBER ISCIII and 3 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of women & aging | Year: 2016
This study analyzes the relationship between gender and self-perceived health status in Spanish retirees and housewives from a sample of 1,106 community-dwelling older adults. A multivariate linear regression model was used in which self-perceived health status was measured by the EQ-5D visual analogue scale and gender according to work status (retired men and women and housewives). Retired males reported a significantly better health status than housewives. Self-perceived health status was closely associated with physical, mental, and functional health and leisure activities. Finally, being a woman with complete dedication to domestic work is associated with a worse state of self-perceived health.