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Kelleher, Cecily and Whelan, J and Daly, L and Fitzpatrick, P (2012) Socio-demographic, environmental, lifestyle and psychosocial factors predict self rated health in Irish Travellers, a minority nomadic population. Health & Place , 18 , (2) , pp. 330-338.

Irish Travellers are an indigenous nomadic minority group with poor life expectancy. As part of a census survey of Travellers(80%participationrate),a health status interview was conducted (n=2065,43.5% male).In the final regression model, positive predictors of self-rated health(SRH)were having a flush toilet (OR2.2, p=0.021), considering where one lives to be healthy (OR1.9, p=0.017),travelling twice yearly(OR2.3 p=0.026), taking a briskwalk weekly(OR 2.4, p=0.000) and non-smoking(OR 1.7, p=0.03). Conversely,SRH was negatively associated with age p=0.000), activity-limiting ill health(OR 0.4, p=0.001), or chronic health condition(OR0.4, p=0.002).

 

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