Gender differences in health and health expectancies of older adults in Singapore: an examination of diseases, impairments, and functional disabilities.

@article{Yong2011GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in health and health expectancies of older adults in Singapore: an examination of diseases, impairments, and functional disabilities.},
  author={Vanessa Yong and Yasuhiko Saito and Angelique Chan},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={189-203}
}
Using a nationally representative sample of 4,511 Singaporeans aged 55+ from the 2005 National Survey of Senior Citizens (NSSC), this paper examines gender differences in specific diseases, impairments, and disabilities, and computes health expectancies for these health dimensions. Results show that women have higher prevalence for hypertension, bone/joint, eye/vision, and walking problems, while heart diseases and stroke are more common among men, particularly at younger ages. At ages 75… CONTINUE READING