Study objective-To investigate the characteristics of elderly populations associated with variations in their use of community health and personal social services and to test the hypotheses that the variations are related to :
(a) the age structure of an elderly population ;
(b) the population's socioeconomic composition, including the level of deprivation ;
and (c) household or living arrangements.
Design-A common file of 1991 population census and 1994 NHS community trust operational variables was constructed for 67 postcode sectors, with the independent variables describing the age-sex groups to be studied.
Clear criteria for the exclusion of « empty » sectors were developed.
Relationships using bivariate and multivariate correlation and stepwise multiple regression were explored.
Setting-Eastern Health and Social Services Board area, Northern Ireland (Belfast and hinterland).
Participants-Population of statutory pensionable age ; in aggregate, younger and older age bands.
Main results-The age structure or mean age of the elderly population had only a weak association with the community health and social service client rate, but there were strong associations with socioeconomic variables, particularly the percentage of those living alone who were without a car and the percentage of pensioner households that included an adult of below pensionable age. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Utilisation, Services sociaux, Santé communautaire, Prédiction, Irlande du Nord, Royaume Uni, Europe, Facteur prédictif, Age, Statut socioéconomique, Pauvreté, Milieu familial, Statut conjugal, Epidémiologie, Service santé, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Use, Social assistance, Community health, Prediction, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe, Predictive factor, Age, Socioeconomic status, Poverty, Family environment, Marital status, Epidemiology, Health service, Health system
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0059003
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 14/05/1998.