Elder mistreatment in the United States: prevalence estimates from a nationally representative study.

  title={Elder mistreatment in the United States: prevalence estimates from a nationally representative study.},
  author={Edward O. Laumann and Sara A. Leitsch and Linda J. Waite},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  volume={63 4},
OBJECTIVES The National Social Life, Health and Aging Project is the first population-based, nationally representative study to ask older adults about their recent experience of mistreatment. This article provides estimates of mistreatment by family members and examines the association of mistreatment with demographic and health characteristics. METHODS We selected community-residing participants aged 57 to 85 using a multistage area probability design. Of those eligible, 3,005 participated… CONTINUE READING
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