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|Access to Files:||Data and Documentation|
|Title:||World Health Organization Regional Office for Southeast Asia Collaborative Study on Social and Health Aspects of Aging, 1990 [Burma, Indonesia, North Korea, Sri Lanka, And Thailand]|
|Primary Investigator(s):||Andrews, Gary R.|
|Abstract:||These data were gathered to provide information on the elderly in Burma, Indonesia, North Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Questions were asked in the following areas: demographics (respondent's age, race, sex, marital status, religion, make-up of household, number of children, number of siblings, education), economic resources (employment status of the respondent and spouse, main income source, other income sources, whether the respondent owned his/her house), health (current health, accidents and/or injuries affecting daily activities, number of times respondent saw a health professional in last month, number of days in hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center in last month, medications currently being used, usage of any devices to assist in getting around), activities of daily living, living habits (smoking, drinking), social activities (whether the respondent belonged to clubs, had a confidant), housing (satisfaction with current living conditions, accessibility to quarters, safety), and mental state of the respondent.|
|Universe:||Non-institutionalized elderly 60 years and older in Burma, Indonesia, North Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.|