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Factors Contributing to Poor Self-Rated Health in Older Adults with Lower Income

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Abstract
Lower household income is associated with poorer self-reported health status, especially in the elderly. Considering the importance of subjective health in this fragile population, it would be worthwhile to explore the physical and mental health factors that may help to predict good or poor self-rated health (SRH) status. We first described three main categories (individual, physical, and psychological) between low-income seniors with good and poor SRH. Next, statistically significant physical and mental health factors affecting poor SRH were identified. In this study, original data from the 2017 National Survey of Older Persons in South Korea were analyzed. People aged 65 years and over with low household income were eligible. A total of 1405 men and 2945 women (n = 4350) were enrolled, and less than half of participants (47.5%, n = 2066) belonged to the poor SRH cohort. We applied individual variable-adjusted models and found that poor SRH was significantly associated with ADL limitation (odds ratio (OR): 2.91, 95% confidence interval (CI) 2.11-4.01), IADL limitation (OR: 1.80, 95% CI: 1.52-2.13), malnutrition (OR: 1.76, 95% CI: 1.53-2.04), and depression (OR: 3.65, 95% CI: 3.10-4.31) on logistic regression analysis. Our findings suggest that limited ADL/IADL, poor nutrition, and depression need to be emphasized to improve subjective health status in low-income adults. Early recognition and timely intervention might help them to live better and happier, ultimately relieving social healthcare burdens.
Author(s)
Mikyong ByunEunjung Kim안희준
Issued Date
2021
Type
Article
Keyword
Activities of daily livingChronic illnesseslow increaseNutritionoler adultsOlder peoplerisk factorself-rated health
DOI
10.3390/healthcare9111515
URI
https://oak.ulsan.ac.kr/handle/2021.oak/8283
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Publisher
HEALTHCARE
Location
스위스
Language
영어
ISSN
2227-9032
Citation Volume
9
Citation Number
11
Citation Start Page
0
Citation End Page
0
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