Decoding Gender Differences in Self-Rated Health Among China's Elderly: A Policy Guide
Understanding how older adults in China perceive their own health is crucial for shaping effective healthcare policies. The research delves into gender-specific factors that influence self-rated health (SRH), a subjective measure of an individual's well-being. Men reported better SRH compared to women, with lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking, and exercise playing a significant role. Interestingly, women's SRH was also influenced by their marital status and education level. The findings offer valuable insights for the Chinese government's Healthy China Initiative, aiming to create more equitable health policies for the elderly.