Encyclopedia of health & aging by Kyriakos S. Markides

By Kyriakos S. Markides

The Encyclopedia of wellbeing and fitness and getting older presents state of the art examine and ready-to-use evidence on wellbeing and fitness and getting older. This one-volume source captures a few of the pleasure of the learn within the box by way of new findings in addition to conceptual advancements guiding examine, perform, and coverage. With greater than 2 hundred entries, it covers the organic, mental, social, and monetary elements of wellbeing and fitness and getting older and affects in the health-care method. This Encyclopedia also focuses seriously on geriatrics with recognize to geriatric syndromes and customary illnesses of getting older.

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Bush and his collaborators, focused on several methodological refinements, including the multistate approach and weighting combinations. Health expectancies have been increasingly used in industrialized countries to assess the evolution of the populations’ health status, in particular that of older people. , sexes, socioprofessional categories, regions). Since 1989, an international research network, REVES (Réseau Espérance de Vie en Santé [Network on Health Expectancy]), has coordinated research on summary measures, the need for which has been voiced by a number of international agencies such as WHO and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Indeed, in the final communiqué of its 1997 summit in Denver, Colorado, the Group of 8 (G8) encouraged collaborative biomedical and behavioral research to improve ALE and reduce disability. The health expectancy approach has now been extended to incorporate the modern concepts of the disablement process: chronic morbidity, functional limitation, activity restriction, and physical dependency, with progressively more attention being devoted to mental health expectancy. with the period life table used to compute yearly life expectancy.

Roughly a tenth of the overall Black female population is age 65 years and older, compared with 7% of Black males. For Blacks over 65 years of age, roughly 62% are women and 38% are men. As a group, Blacks are less likely to be married and more likely to be never married than are nonHispanic Whites. Epidemiology As of 2002 in the United States, more than one half of the Black population age 65 years and older was either poor or near poor, with an overall poverty rate of 22%, compared with 8% among non-Hispanic Whites.

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