Active life expectancy and functional limitations among older Cambodians: results from a 2004 survey

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Sociology
Program Institute of Public and International Affairs (IPIA)
Creator Zimmer, Zachary
Title Active life expectancy and functional limitations among older Cambodians: results from a 2004 survey
Date 2005
Description This study's aims are to: 1) determine the prevalence of functional limitations among older adults in Cambodia using activities of daily living (ADLs); 2) compare limitation prevalence with other countries in the region; 3) estimate active life expectancy; 4) examine standard correlates of functional status and assess whether they are associated with limitation in expected ways. ADLs included here are bathing, dressing, eating, and getting up from lying down. Degree of difficulty is used to determine whether limitations are moderate or severe. Results are generally consistent with expectations. For example, women live longer than men but spend a greater proportion of life with limitations, and older age is related to higher rates of limitation and less active life. Elderly Cambodians appear more likely to report limitations than their counterparts in neighboring countries. A contribution of the analysis is the examination of a basic measure of health among a population that until recently has been isolated from the rest of the world.
Type Text
Publisher Population Council
First Page 1
Last Page 30
Subject Active life expectancy; Functional limitations
Subject LCSH Life expectancy -- Cambodia; Older people -- Cambodia
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Zimmer, Z. (2005). Active life expectancy and functional limitations among older Cambodians: results from a 2004 survey. Policy Research Division Working Paper Series, 201, 1-30.
Rights Management (c)Population Council
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ARK ark:/87278/s6dj6075
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 706975
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6dj6075