The determinants of worry over chronic health condition for rural couples

Jean W. Bauer, Tahira K. Hira, Mari S. Wilhelm, Karen P. Varcoe, Saji Thomas

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This study investigates the determinants of chronic health conditions that worry the member of rural couples who serves as the household financial manager. A sample of 1,115 rural couples from the NC-182 regional research project "Family Resource Utilization as a Factor in Determining Economic Well-Being of Rural Families" is used. The logit analysis finds that the probability of having a condition that worries the financial manager increases if she or he is middle aged or older, is not employed, and has external Locus of Control. This probability also increases when the dissatisfaction with the resources available to handle a financial emergency increases and the more often the financial manager does not have money to pay for the doctor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-291
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Family and Economic Issues
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1993


  • chronic health
  • economic well-being
  • rural couples
  • worry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Economics and Econometrics


Dive into the research topics of 'The determinants of worry over chronic health condition for rural couples'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this