To investigate the correlates and predictors of self-rated health (SRH) and self-reported ambulatory status (AMB) among elderly women.
A random sample of 1620 postmenopausal women aged 53-66 years in 1994 was selected from Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention (OSTPRE) - study cohort in Finland. SRH and AMB were assessed in baseline (1994) and after 10-year follow-up (2004). A prognostic model was developed to predict the probability of good 10-year SRH and AMB.
Full AMB was correlated with and predicted by good SRH (OR=4.3, p