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Type Journal Article - Archives of gerontology and geriatrics
Title Factors associated with self-reported ill health among older Ugandans: a cross sectional study
Author(s)
Volume 61
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 231-239
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167494315000849
Abstract
Introduction
There is limited research on the prevalence and factors associated with self-reported ill health among older people in Uganda.

Objective
Therefore, the aim of this paper was to estimate the prevalence of self-reported ill health and to identify associated risk factors among older people (age 50+) in Uganda.

Materials and methods
We conducted secondary analysis of a cross sectional survey data from a weighted sample of 2382 older persons from the 2010 Uganda National Household survey. We used frequency distributions for descriptive statistics, chi-square tests (significance set at 95%) to identify initial associations and multivariable logistic regressions reporting odds ratios to examine observed associations with self-reported ill health.

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