Stability and change in health-related behaviors of midlife Swedish women
2008 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, Vol. 29, no 10, 997-1018 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We investigated the dimensions and stability in health-related behaviors (HRBs) among midlife Swedish women, and the factors that predicted change in those behaviors. At age 43, 569 women from a representative longitudinal sample completed questionnaires about lifestyle (diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol) and participated in medical screening. Four years later we mailed a follow-up questionnaire. HRBs clustered in two dimensions: healthy eating and addictions. There was a high degree of stability in HRBs; all women slightly increased their HRBs over time. After controlling for previous HRBs, education, marital status, and having children at home were significant predictors of HRBs 4 years later.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 29, no 10, 997-1018 p.
health, women, Swedish
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17199DOI: doi:10.1080/07399330802269675ISI: 000259628900004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-17199DiVA: diva2:183719