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The Prevalence and Association Factors of Unmet Medical Needs by Age Group in the Elderly

노년기에 따른 미충족 의료 현황 및 관련 요인

  • Hwang, Byung-Deog (Department of Health Care Management Catholic University of Pusan) ;
  • Choi, Ryoung (Department of Health Administration Dongshin University)
  • 황병덕 (부산가톨릭대학교 병원경영학과) ;
  • 최령 (동신대학교 보건행정학과)
  • Received : 2015.02.20
  • Accepted : 2015.03.16
  • Published : 2015.03.31

Abstract

This study investigated the prevalence of unmet needs for health care among Korean adults and related factors. Using data from the 2012 Korea Health Panel, 1,896 adults aged 65 and over and two age groups(Young-Old(66-74) and Old-Old($65{\leq}$)) were analyzed to identify these factors. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine the main factors associated with unmet medical needs. According to the results of this study, the factors influencing unmet medical needs with regard to economic factors were Subjective Health Status(young-old), Disability(young-old), Activity Limitation(young-old), Education Level(old) and Economic Activity(old). The factors influencing unmet medical needs were factors of attitude, information, and disease. factors were Disability(young-old), Activity Limitation(young-old), Education Level(old) and Economic Activity(old). Therefore, further research that investigates unmet needs depending on age group in the elderly would suggest helpful policy implications.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 부산가톨릭대학교

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