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World Health Organization Collaborative Study on Social and Health Aspects of Aging, 1983-1985: [Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines]

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Title:World Health Organization Collaborative Study on Social and Health Aspects of Aging, 1983-1985: [Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines]
Study Number:824
Catalog Date:05/24/1999
Primary Investigator(s):Flinders University of South Australia
Source:ICPSR
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:These data were gathered to provide information on the elderly in Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Questions were asked regarding demographic characteristics (age, race, sex, marital status, religion, household, number of children and siblings, education), economic resources (employment status of respondent and of respondent's spouse, main income source, other income sources, whether house was owned), health (current health status, accidents and/or injuries affecting daily activities, number of times respondent saw a health professional in the previous month, number of days in hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center in the previous month, medications currently used, usage of any devices to assist in getting around), activities of daily living, living habits (smoking or drinking), social activities (club membership, whether respondent had a confidant), housing (satisfaction with current living conditions, accessibility to quarters, safety), and mental state of the respondent.
Universe:Non-institutionalized persons 60 years and older in Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

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