The effects of rurality on mental and physical health

Stern, Steven, Merwin, Elizabeth, Hauenstein, Emily, Hinton, Ivora, Rovnyak, Virginia, Wilson, Melvin, Williams, Ishan, & Mahone, Irma (2010) The effects of rurality on mental and physical health. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 10(1-2), pp. 33-66.

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Abstract

The effects of rurality on physical and mental health are examined in analyses of a national dataset, the Community Tracking Survey, 2000-2001, that includes individual level observations from household interviews. We merge it with county level data reflecting community resources and use econometric methods to analyze this multi-level data. The statistical analysis of the impact of the choice of definition on outcomes and on the estimates and significance of explanatory variables in the model is presented using modern econometric methods, and differences in results for mental health and physical health are evaluated. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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ID Code: 73250
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Health outcomes, Mental health, Physical health, Providers, Rural, Wald tests
DOI: 10.1007/s10742-010-0062-2
ISSN: 1572-9400
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer New York LLC
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2014 04:07
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 00:10

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