The Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago

  title={The Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago},
  author={XinQi Dong},
  journal={Journal of Aging and Health},
  pages={1079 - 1084}
  • XinQi Dong
  • Published 1 October 2014
  • Education
  • Journal of Aging and Health
This special issue is reported on the Population Study of ChINese Elderly in Chicago (PINE) and is designed to shed light on the psychological and social well-being of U.S. Chinese older adults. The PINE study (松年研究, sōngnianyanjiū) is a population-based epidemiological study of 3,159 community-dwelling Chinese older adults aged 60 years and older in the Greater Chicago area. With its data collection taking place between July 2011 and June 2013, the PINE study assessed a wide array of… 

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    The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
  • 2014
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