Association of Poor Self-Perceived Health with Demographic, Socioeconomic and Lifestyle Factors in the Croatian Adult Population

Ana Ivičević Uhernik, Dunja Skoko-Poljak, Vlasta Dečković-Vukres, Melita Jelavić, Sandra Mihel, Tomislav Benjak, Vesna Štefančić, Željka Draušnik, Ranko Stevanović

Abstract


The aim of this study was to analyse the association of poor self-
-perceived health with demographic, socioeconomic and lifestyle
factors using data from the European Health Interview Survey.
When applying the multiple logistic regression model, two
demographic (male sex, older age), all four socioeconomic (low
education level, unemployed and retired, living in households
with lowest income, poor social support) and only one lifestyle
factor (no alcohol consumption) were revealed as associated
with poor self-perceived health. The association of
socioeconomic factors with self-perceived health among the
adult population in Croatia is direct and not mediated
exclusively through lifestyle factors.

Keywords


self-perceived health; European Health Interview Survey; socioeconomic factors; lifestyle factors

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