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Perceived Neighbourhood Context, Disability Onset and Old Age

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  • Brenda Gannon

    () (Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds)

  • Kieran Walsh

    (Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland, Galway)

Abstract

National household and individual level data are used to explore perceived neighbourhood characteristics (PNC) and neighbourhood social participation (NSP) associations with later life disability onset (DO). The sample includes 3,011 older people, with 8,128 observations between 1995 and 2001. Three logistic regression models are developed. Model 1 – PNC is associated with DO (OR=1.065). Model 2 - NSP is associated with DO (OR=0.613). Model 3 - NSP does not buffer against PNCs in old age DO (OR=1.063). With growing emphasis on community care, harmful and protective neighbourhood roles must be considered when developing policy and health initiatives for old age disability.

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  • Brenda Gannon & Kieran Walsh, 2011. "Perceived Neighbourhood Context, Disability Onset and Old Age," Working Papers 1105, Academic Unit of Health Economics, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds.
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    Keywords

    Disability onset; older adults; perceived neighbourhood characteristics; neighbourhood social participation.;

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    • I00 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General - - - General

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