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Relationship between local authority deprivation and activity limitation in adults aged 50 or over

지역 박탈수준과 중고령층의 활동제한의 연관성

  • Yoon, Tae-Ho (Department of Preventive & Occupational Medicine, School of Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim, Soo-Young (Department of Social Welfare, Kyungsung University) ;
  • Yun, Mi-Sook (Department of Preventive & Occupational Medicine, School of Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Moon, Kyung-Joo (SSK Research Team, Kyungsung University)
  • 윤태호 (부산대학교 의학전문대학원 예방의학및산업의학교실) ;
  • 김수영 (경성대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 윤미숙 (부산대학교 의학전문대학원 예방의학및산업의학교실) ;
  • 문경주 (경성대학교 SSK 연구팀)
  • Received : 2015.04.29
  • Accepted : 2015.06.11
  • Published : 2015.06.30

Abstract

Objectives: As the increasing of the length of the lifespan, more recent policy interest are concerned with how many years of life are lived without functional disability or activity limitation. We investigated the relationship between deprivation and activity limitation at the 251 local authority level. Methods: The data were derived from the 2010 Census 10% sample data. Crude and age-standardized activity limitation rates by gender at the ages of 50 or over and deprivation index were calculated. Mapping and multiple linear regression analysis were applied to explore relationship between area activity limitation and area deprivation. Results: There were considerable differences in activity limitation rate across the 251 local authorities. Age-standardized activity limitation rate in both male and female were strongly associated with the level of area deprivation. Especially, low social class, male unemployment, or non-apartment residents at the local level were strong positive association with local authorities' age-standardized activity limitation. Conclusion: More policy attention is needed for tackling regional inequality in activity limitation among older adults.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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