Health among Europeans – a cross-sectional comparison of 16 SHARE countries

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Abstract

Poor self-rated health and several risk factors for cardio-vascular diseases are, in general, more common in Eastern European countries.
Germany shows almost the same levels of adverse health outcomes as East European countries.
Differences in institutional factors have a major impact on health disparities and must be addressed to increase healthy and active ageing in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive ageing and solidarity between generations in Europe : First results from SHARE after the economic crisis
EditorsAxel Börsche-Supan, Martina Brandt, Howard Litwin, Guglielmo Weber
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDe Gruyter
Publication date2013
Pages149-60
Chapter13
ISBN (Electronic)9783110295467
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Eriksen, M. L., Vestergaard, S., & Andersen-Ranberg, K. (2013). Health among Europeans – a cross-sectional comparison of 16 SHARE countries. In A. Börsche-Supan, M. Brandt, H. Litwin, & G. Weber (Eds.), Active ageing and solidarity between generations in Europe: First results from SHARE after the economic crisis (pp. 149-60). De Gruyter.