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Minority group status, health transitions, and community living arrangements among the elderly

Research on Aging

Author: Angel, R. J., Angel, J. L., Himes, C. L.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1992

Abstract:

Data from the 1984 Longitudinal Study of Aging, supplemented by data from 2 follow-up surveys conducted in 1986 & 1988, are used to examine patterns of change in functional capacity among a sample of 138 Latinos, 555 non-Latino blacks, & 4,402 non-Latino whites age 70+. Results reveal that among all 3 groups, improvements in functional capacity often follow declines, but they also show that blacks are more likely than non-Latino whites to suffer protracted declines in functional capacity, ultimately resulting in more serious incapacity. A conceptual model is developed to identify those factors that account for racial & ethnic group differences in health & functional capacity as well as the greater propensity of black & Latino elderly to rely on informal sources of support rather than on formal long-term care.


Further Details

Pages: 496-521
Volume: 14
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 5.3.03
Research Notes: electronic copy added 19/08/2013
Keywords: olderhealth improvementNorth America
Reads: 176
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