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Type Journal Article - Indian Journal of Gerontology
Title Living arrangements and health status of the rural elderly of Naogaon District, Bangladesh
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Volume 21
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
Page numbers 378-393
URL http://www.gerontologyindia.com/pdf/vol-21-4.pdf#page=17
Abstract
This paper focuses on living arrangements and health status of the rural elderly population, using 300 data from rural areas under Naogaon district out of which 160 are male and rest are female. The study reveals that most of the older persons are illiterate and unhealthy and they have been suffering from more than one disease like arthritis, gastric, eye problem asthma etc. Also the study shows that most of the older people are living with married children, which indicates that older persons like to live in a family atmosphere. A multivariate technique is used to extract which factors are influential for living arrangement and health status in terms of morbidity of the elderly population. Results indicate that 91% elderly are less preferable to living with married children whose monthly income is below 3000 taka. For health status in terms of morbidity reflect that 59% elderly (60-69) have less risk to suffer from any disease than 70+ years aged population

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