The main objectives of our first cross-section of a longitudinal study of a cohort of 70 year olds in Jerusalem, are to survey the social and medical conditions of the heterogeneous elderly population and to contribute to the knowledge of aging processes for specific age-groups.
Whereas, most previous surveys were conducted on homogeneous and stable population groups, the elderly of Jerusalem provide the basis for ethnographic comparisons and for assessing the impact of profound historical and personal changes.
From a representative systematic sample (from a geographically sorted electoral register) of 759 persons, 605 persons replied to our home-visit questionnaire gathering data on migration history, dwelling conditions, health status, health service utilization, employment status, activities of daily living, social support, use of drugs and war experience.
Later on, 463 persons attended our geriatric research institute where we gathered information from in-depth anamnesis and physical examination, as well as cognitive and psychological tests.
In addition, a battery of biochemical and hematological blood tests were performed as well as urine analysis and culture, ECG and pulmonary function tests.
The heterogeneity of our cohort population is demonstrated by the finding that 84% were born in 40 different countries outside of Israel.
In contrast, in the seventy-year old population studied in Gothenburg, Sweden, only 3% were not native born.
In the years 19...
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Epidémiologie, Santé, Mortalité, Admission hôpital, Etude longitudinale, Etude cohorte, Utilisation, Service santé, Juif, Israël, Homme, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Epidemiology, Health, Mortality, Hospital admission, Follow up study, Cohort study, Use, Health service, Jew, Israel, Human, Asia
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Cote : 96-0229173
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199608.