Critique Of Disease And Disadvantage Of The United States And England

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Critique of Disease and Disadvantage in the United States and England In the 2006 article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Disease and Disadvantage in the United States and England by Banks et al, it was found that those residing in England are healthier than United States (US) residents. To control for racial disparities the study was limited to White individuals. 4 surveys were used to extrapolate and assess data measures. Surveys from England included the English Longitudinal Survey on Aging (ELSA) and 3 years of the Health Survey for England (HLS). US surveys were the Health Retirement Survey (HRS) and the National Health Interview Survey (NHANES).1
The combination of these 4 surveys were used to assess biological measures and self-reported health status. ELSA and HRS were used to compare biological measures and HSE and NHANES were used to compare self-reported health status. There was a variance in age of respondents between surveys, with some capturing individuals ranging in age from 55-64 and 40-70 years of age. This indicates that data was not directly matched and looked generally at epidemiological outcomes via correlation coefficients and using Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) models and STATA statistical software version 9.1
Years of schooling, risk factors including alcohol consumption, smoking, and weight were included in the assessment. Further, self-reports of disease diagnosis and comparison of self versus clinical
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