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Health and Living Status of the Middle Aged and Elderly in Taiwan, 1996

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Title:Health and Living Status of the Middle Aged and Elderly in Taiwan, 1996
Study Number:1043
Catalog Date:09/18/2002
Primary Investigator(s):Taiwan Provincial Institute of Family Planning
Source:TPIFP
Access Restrictions:An individual can request access to this dataset by submitting a registration form to Jack Chang.
Abstract:This is a follow-up of the original sample from the "Health and Living Status of the Elderly in Taiwan, 1989" (study 432). The original respondents are now 67 and older. A new panel of those 50 to 66 years old was also included.


The 1989 Survey of the Elderly in Taiwan was designed to provide benchmark data on the social, economic and physical well-being of the elderly aged 60+ in Taiwan. The questionnaire contains eight distinct sections: marital history and other background characteristics household schedule, social and economic exchanges health, health care utilization and behavior occupational history activities and general economic/financial well-being and emotional and instrumental support.
Universe:Taiwan population aged 50 and over drawn from household registers. This includes those who live in institutions. The population aged 67 and older are follow-ups from the original survey, "Health and Living Status of the Elderly in Taiwan, 1989." Of the original sample, 2,669 were successfully interviewed, 1,047 had died, and 333 refused or could not be located. The new sample was for the population 50 to 66 years of age. The response rate for this group was 2,462 out of 3,032. Proxy respondents are used for those unable to answer the questionnaire due to deafness, senility, etc. 8% of the sample is proxy respondents.
Related Library Holdings:1996 Survey of Health and Living Status of the Middle Aged and Elderly in Taiwan (Questionnaire B).

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