Socio-economic circumstances and functional abilities of elderly black persons in the Orange Free State.
A community-based epidemiological study was undertaken to determine the health profie of the elderly black population in the Orange Free State.
Four hundred elderly blacks were randomly selected from 10 towns.
Questionnaires on past and present illnesses, socio-economic circumstances (including formal education) and daily activities were completed.
Most of the elderly blacks received a state old-age pension and 15,3% were still economically active.
We found that 63% of the subjects were illiterate and that 31% did not live with their children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Environnement socioculturel, Négroïde, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Sociocultural environment, Negroid, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, South Africa, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0010232
Code Inist : 002B30A02B. Création : 199406.