Joint Effect of Education and Main Lifetime Occupation on Late Life Health: A Cross-Sectional Study of Older Adults in Xiamen, China

@inproceedings{Yuan2015JointEO,
  title={Joint Effect of Education and Main Lifetime Occupation on Late Life Health: A Cross-Sectional Study of Older Adults in Xiamen, China},
  author={Manqiong Yuan and Wei Chen and Cheng-I Chu and Ya Fang and Gianluigi Forloni},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The effects of education and occupation on health have been well documented individually, but little is known about their joint effect, especially their cumulative joint effect on late life health. METHODS We enrolled 14,292 participants aged 60+ years by multistage sampling across 173 communities in Xiamen, China, in 2013. Heath status was assessed by the ability to perform six basic activities of daily life. Education was classified in four categories: 'Illiterate', 'Primary… CONTINUE READING

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