Perceived neighbourhood context, disability onset and old age

Walsh, Kieran and Gannon, Brenda (2011) Perceived neighbourhood context, disability onset and old age. Journal of Socio-Economics, 40 5: 631-636. doi:10.1016/j.socec.2011.05.001

Author Walsh, Kieran
Gannon, Brenda
Title Perceived neighbourhood context, disability onset and old age
Journal name Journal of Socio-Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1053-5357
Publication date 2011-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.socec.2011.05.001
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 40
Issue 5
Start page 631
End page 636
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
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 3011 older people, with 8128 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.
Keyword Disability onset
Older adults
Perceived neighbourhood characteristics
Neighbourhood social participation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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