This study examines the prevalence of functional disability (limitation in at least one basic activity of daily living) among elderly Black and White community residents in the New Haven (n=2812) and North Carolina (n=4162) sites of the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE).
In New Haven, elderly Blacks, particularly women below age 75, had a higher prevalence of disability compared with Whites, which was partially attributable to a higher prevalence of chronic conditions.
In North Carolina, Blacks had only a slightly higher risk of being disabled than Whites, and this was fully accounted for by differences in socioeconomic status.
Black-White differences in the prevalence of functional disability reveal geographic variation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Capacité fonctionnelle, Handicap, Vieillard, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Variation géographique, Connecticut, Caroline du Nord, Statut socioéconomique, Race, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Functional capacity, Handicap, Elderly, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Geographical variation, Connecticut, North Carolina, Socioeconomic status, Race, Human, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 95-0438151
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.