Aging and health: a longitudinal study.

  title={Aging and health: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Kyriakos S. Markides and D M Timbers and J. Scott Osberg},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  volume={3 1},
A set of double jeopardy hypotheses predicting there is a double health disadvantage in growing old and being a member of an ethnic minority, female, of lower socioeconomic status, and unmarried is tested with data from a 4-yr longitudinal study of older Mexican Americans and Anglos. With the exception of socioeconomic status, little support is found for the double jeopardy predictions in a multivariate analysis of change in health. When subjects who died during the study interval were included… CONTINUE READING

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