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Associations between individual-level social capital and self-rated health or depression among elderly men and women.

Authors
  • Ota, Hiromi
Type
Published Article
Journal
[Nihon kōshū eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
61
Issue
2
Pages
71–85
Identifiers
PMID: 24739877
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Civic mistrust was associated with poorer self-rated health and a lack of reciprocity was associated with depression in men. In women, lack of reciprocity was associated with poorer self-rated health and depression, and lack of group membership in local associations was associated with self-rated health and depression. These results lead to the conclusion that there were noticeable gender differences in the relationship between the social capital and self-rated health of the elderly. A longitudinal study should be conducted to clarify the causal relationship between social capital and perceived health.

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