The research team of Chenoa D. Allen, Clea A. McNeely, and John G. Orme examined the associations between self-rated health and four health indicators using Add Health data. These health indicators – BMI, chronic conditions, functional limitations, and depressive symptoms – were found to be consistently associated to self-rated health across adolescence and young adulthood, and self-rated health was valid across racial/ethnic groups and immigrant generations. This study addresses a critical gap in health disparities research.
Read the article in the Journal of Adolescent Health: Self-Rated Health Across Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Status for US Adolescents and Young Adults
- Chenoa D. Allen, Department of Public Health, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Clea A. McNeely, Department of Public Health, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- John G. Orme, College of Social Work, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Scholarly source: Allen CD, McNeely CA, Orme JG. Self-Rated Health Across Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Status for US Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of Adolescent Health 2015. Article available online.