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

Benzies, Karen M.; Wångby, Margit LU and Bergman, Lars R. (2008) In Health Care for Women International 29(10). p.997-1018
Abstract
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.
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Benzies, Karen M. and Wångby, Margit and Bergman, Lars R.},
  issn         = {1096-4665},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {997--1018},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Health Care for Women International},
  title        = {Stability and change in health-related behaviors of midlife swedish women},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399330802269675},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2008},
}