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Research Article

Health Risk or Resource? Gradual and Independent Association between Self-Rated Health and Mortality Persists Over 30 Years

  • Matthias Bopp mail,

    bopp@ifspm.uzh.ch

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Julia Braun,

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Felix Gutzwiller,

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • David Faeh,
  • for the Swiss National Cohort Study Group
  • Published: February 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030795

About the Authors

Matthias Bopp, Julia Braun, Felix Gutzwiller
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: bopp@ifspm.uzh.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MB DF. Performed the experiments: MB DF JB. Analyzed the data: MB JB. Wrote the paper: MB DF JB. Conceived and directed the NRP 1A study: FG. Contributed important intellectual content and gave final approval of the version to be published: FG.