[Prevalence and characteristics of social isolation in the elderly in a dormitory suburb according to household composition].

@article{Saito2010PrevalenceAC,
  title={[Prevalence and characteristics of social isolation in the elderly in a dormitory suburb according to household composition].},
  author={Masashige Saito and Yoshinori Fujiwara and Erika Kobayashi and Taro Fukaya and Mariko Nishi and Syoji Shinkai},
  journal={[Nihon koshu eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health},
  year={2010},
  volume={57 9},
  pages={785-95}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to clarify the prevalence and characteristics of social isolation in elderly individuals living alone or with others in a dormitory suburb, and to examine the characteristics of non-responders to questions concerning social isolation. METHODS Data were obtained from a survey of 978 elderly (aged 65 and over) individuals living alone and 1,529 elderly individuals living together in Wako-shi, Saitama. The frequencies of contacts with non-co-resident… CONTINUE READING