The relationship among income, other socioeconomic indicators, and functional level in older persons.

@article{Berkman1998TheRA,
  title={The relationship among income, other socioeconomic indicators, and functional level in older persons.},
  author={Cathy S. Berkman and Barry J. Gurland},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={81-98}
}
Socioeconomic status (SES) is well established as a cause of morbidity and mortality, but relatively few studies have investigated the relationship between SES and functional level. Functional level is closely related to the use of long-term care services and is a more salient indicator of quality of life than specific diseases. We used data from 1,570 respondents in the Growing Older in New York City Study, a probability sample of people age 65 and older, to examine this relationship. The… CONTINUE READING

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