Thriving in older age: A national survey of women in Australia
Karin Hammarberg, Sara Holton, Janet Michelmore, Jane Fisher, Martha Hickey
MATURITAS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: To describe the mental and physical self-reported health of community-based women in Australia aged 50 years and over, and ascertain factors associated with better physical and emotional health. STUDY DESIGN: A national, anonymous, online survey of women aged 18 years and above living in Australia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Factors associated with better physical and mental health among women aged ≥50 years. RESULTS: Of the 10,620 women who completed the survey, 4947 (46.6%) were aged 50 years or over. More than half (60.1%) reported being in "excellent" or "very good" overall health. While almost 40% had been diagnosed with depression or anxiety by a medical doctor or a psychologis..View full abstract
This work was supported by a grant from The University of Melbourne. Martha Hickey is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow. The funding sources had no involvement in the conduct of the research.