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Title: Health prospects of older persons in Thailand : the role of education
Authors: Loichinger, Elke
Wiraporn Pothisiri
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Other author: Chulalongkorn University. College of Population Studies
Issue Date: 8-Nov-2018
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Asian Population Studies. Vol.14, Issue 3 (2018), p. 310-329.
Abstract: Thailand’s population is aging rapidly and the number of older adults suffering from health limitations is expected to increase. Making use of several rounds of the Survey of Older Persons, we look at the education-specific prevalences of three health indicators over time and find a positive education gradient for difficulties with ADLs and poor self-rated health, but not for functional limitations. Combining these age-, sex- and education-specific prevalences for each indicator with population projections up to 2050, we see a lower projected number of persons with difficulties with ADLs or bad health as compared to an approach when we only account for differences by age and sex. Still, irrespective of the approach taken, we project a significant increase in the number of persons 50+ that have at least one ADL difficulty, at least one functional limitation or suffer from poor health. Our results provide estimates for future care needs and illustrate the possibly preventive effect of education.
ISSN: 1744-1730 (Print)
1744-1749 (Online)
metadata.dc.identifier.DOI: 10.1080/17441730.2018.1532140
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Chula Scholars - 2018

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