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Stability and change in health-related behaviors of midlife swedish women

Publiceringsår: 2008
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 997-1018
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Health Care for Women International
Volym: 29
Nummer: 10
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: Taylor & Francis


We investigated the dimensions and stability in health-related behaviors (HRBs) among midlife Swedish women, and the factors that predicted change in those behaviors. At age 43, 569 women from a representative longitudinal sample completed questionnaires about lifestyle (diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol) and participated in medical screening. Four years later we mailed a follow-up questionnaire. HRBs clustered in two dimensions: healthy eating and addictions. There was a high degree of stability in HRBs; all women slightly increased their HRBs over time. After controlling for previous HRBs, we found that education, marital status, and having children at home were significant predictors of HRBs 4 years later.


  • Psychology


  • ISSN: 1096-4665

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