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The Influence of the Common Cold on Self-Rated Health: A Population-Based Study

Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan

Special Issues: Dietary patterns and health: a cardiovascular disease perspective

Objective: Studies on the association between self-rated health and acute conditions are sparse. The aim of this study was to examine whether individuals respond to acute conditions (such as the common cold) in health ratings as well as the effect of chronic conditions (using the Charlson comorbidity score) on self-rated health. Methods: The national representative survey data was linked with the claims data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance for 13,723 adults ≥ 18 years. Ordered logistic regressions with fractional polynomials were estimated to determine the relationship between the frequency of common cold episodes and the Charlson comorbidity score on self-rated health. The interactions between these two variables and the baseline age were tested. Results: Self-rated health worsens with the increased frequency of both common cold episodes and the Charlson comorbidity score. Both variables have a non-linear relationship with self-rated health. Younger individuals put heavier weight on acute health conditions than their older counterparts. Conclusion: Individuals respond to questions regarding their self-rated health based on their acute health condition along with chronic condition. Thus the information on self-rated health depends on the timing the information is collected, and whether at that time the individual experienced acute health conditions or not.
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Keywords self-rated health; common cold; chronic conditions; Charlson comorbidity; fractional polynomial; Taiwan

Citation: Christy Pu. The Influence of the Common Cold on Self-Rated Health: A Population-Based Study. AIMS Public Health , 2015, 2(3): 247-255. doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2015.3.247

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