Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin by Jacqueline L. Angel, Fernando Torres-Gil, Kyriakos Markides

By Jacqueline L. Angel, Fernando Torres-Gil, Kyriakos Markides

Aging, future health, and toughness within the Mexican-Origin Population creates a origin for an interdisciplinary dialogue of the trajectory of incapacity and long term take care of older humans of Mexican-origin from a bi-national standpoint. even supposing the literature on Latino elders within the usa is turning out to be, few of those experiences or guides provide the breadth and intensity contained during this book.

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We coded response categories for these items as (1) for yes and as (0) otherwise. Measurement of Physical Health and Functioning A number of chronic conditions have been identified as significant risk factors for cognitive decline, including diabetes (Nguyen et al. 2002; Wu et al. 2003), hypertension (Swan et al. 1998; Birkenhager et al. 2001), stroke (Black et al. 1999; Nguyen et al. 2002), and heart attack (Tilvis et al. 2004). Our measures of these conditions are based on self-reports. Respondents were asked to indicate whether they had ever been told by a doctor that they had any of the aforementioned conditions.

Education is coded (1) for high school diploma or greater and (0) otherwise. Financial strain is measured with two items. ” Response categories for this item were coded (1) none, (2) a little, (3) some, and (4) a great deal. ” Response categories for this item were coded (1) some money left over, (2) just enough to make ends meet, and (3) not enough money to make ends meet. We measure financial strain as the mean response to these two items. Note that these items have been standardized to account for metric differences.

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