Social networks, institutionalization, and mortality among elderly people in the United States.

@article{Steinbach1992SocialNI,
  title={Social networks, institutionalization, and mortality among elderly people in the United States.},
  author={U Steinbach},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1992},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={S183-90}
}
This study focuses on the effect of social networks on institutionalization and mortality among elderly people in the United States. Data are from the Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA), which incorporates a baseline interview in 1984 and a follow-up interview two years later. The study population consists of a sample of 5,151 noninstitutionalized elderly people who were 70 years of age or older in 1984. Multivariate analyses using logistic regression revealed that social networks are… CONTINUE READING