This paper evaluated the effect of household location on self-assessed health among adults living in large cities, with adjustments for environmental characteristics inside and outside homes and for characteristics of the individual. The results showed that, in comparison with rural areas, urban areas were associated with better self-assessed health levels among adults. Although the adjusted analysis did not show any statistically significant difference in self-assessed health levels between the urban and rural areas, the study showed, independent of whether living spaces were urban or rural and the effect of living conditions in environments inside and outside homes, on self-assessed health levels.
Key words: Self-assessed health, household location, multilevel analysis.
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