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The health and well-being of Jewish people aged 65 to 85 years living at home in the east end of London

Ageing & Society

Author: Bowling, A., Farquhar, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1993


Cultural gerontology studies the experience of aging among members of particular ethnic minority groups. One of the greatest gaps in current knowledge relates to the subjective health status & use of health services among elderly ethnic minorities, particularly those who are Jewish. Data reported here are from a survey of respondents (Rs) ages 65-85 in City & Hackney, London, of whom 16% were Jewish. They show that Jewish respondents are more likely than other elderly to report problems with emotional well-being, with mental & physical health, & with functional abilities. Jewish respondents are also more likely to use services, particularly health services, than other respondents. These associations with service use generally remain after health status is controlled.

Further Details

Full Title: Ageing & Society
Pages: 213-244
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 18.3.03
Keywords: United Kingdom, older, health improvement
Reads: 205