Social capital and its relationship with measures of health status : evidence from the Health Survey for England 2003
Petrou, Stavros and Kupek, Emil. (2007) Social capital and its relationship with measures of health status : evidence from the Health Survey for England 2003. Health Economics, Vol.17 (No.1). pp. 127-143. ISSN 10579230Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hec.1242
Social capital is a concept that attempts to describe the quantity and quality of social interactions in a community. This study explores the relationship between individual measures of social capital and alternative measures of health status within the context of a large national survey of population health. Using data for 13 753 adult participants in the 2003 Health Survey for England, linear regression with weighted least-squares estimation and Tobit regression with upper censoring were used to model the relationship between individual measures of social capital and EQ-5D utility scores. In addition, logistic regression was used to model the relationship between individual measures of social capital and a dichotomous self-reported health status variable. The study demonstrated that low stocks of social capital across the domains of trust and reciprocity, perceived social support and civic participation are significantly associated with poor measures of health status. The implications for health economists and, potentially, for policymakers are discussed. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Social capital (Sociology), Social capital (Sociology) -- Health aspects, Health status indicators, Health surveys -- England, Economics -- Sociological aspects|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Health Economics|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 127-143|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development (UK) (NCCRCD), Great Britain. Dept. of Health (DoH)|
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