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The effect of housing on the mental health of older people: the impact of lifetime housing history in Whitehall II

Philippa L Howden-Chapman*, Tarani Chandola, Mai Stafford and Michael Marmot

BMC Public Health 2011, 11:682  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-682

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Philippa Howden-Chapman   (2011-09-21 14:51)  University of Otago email

1. The predicted log GHQ was displayed in Figure 1 to normalise GHQ scores. The models used in the Figure were the same as reported in Table 2, Model 3.
2. At phase one of the study, 88% of participants were owner occupiers and 12% rented.
3. The cumulative impact of housing tenure on the inequalities in mental health in older people DECREASED (not increased) when we took into account housing quality and financial problems (Discussion, 1st paragraph).

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