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Household and neighborhood conditions partially account for associations between education and physical capacity in the National Health and Aging Trends Study

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  • Samuel, Laura J.
  • Glass, Thomas A.
  • Thorpe, Roland J.
  • Szanton, Sarah L.
  • Roth, David L.

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Socioeconomic resources, such as education, prevent disability but are not readily modifiable. We tested the hypothesis that household and neighborhood conditions, which may be modifiable, partially account for associations between education and physical capacity in a population-based sample of older adults.

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  • Samuel, Laura J. & Glass, Thomas A. & Thorpe, Roland J. & Szanton, Sarah L. & Roth, David L., 2015. "Household and neighborhood conditions partially account for associations between education and physical capacity in the National Health and Aging Trends Study," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 128(C), pages 67-75.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:128:y:2015:i:c:p:67-75
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.01.009
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