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Molecular genetic contributions to self-rated health

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)994-1009
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Volume46
Issue number3
Early online date13 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

Abstract

Poorer self-rated health (SRH) predicts worse health outcomes, even when adjusted for objective measures of disease at time of rating. Twin studies indicate SRH has a heritability of up to 60% and that its genetic architecture may overlap with that of personality and cognition.

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