Epidemiological Data on the Health of the Elderly

  • A. M. Davies


Epidemiological studies of the health of elderly populations are in their infancy and current knowledge is based on a collage of information obtained in diverse ways. Many of the data have been collected in order to assess the needs of the elderly for social support, with information on health status being based on responses to questionnaires. And while summaries of causes of death, of greater or lesser validity, are available for many countries, accurate morbidity data based on population samples are available from very few (WHO Technical Report Series, No 706 1984).


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