Socio-economic inequalities in health among older adults in two rural sub-districts in India and Bangladesh: a comparative cross-sectional study

Rahman, Mijanur and Khan, Hafiz T. A. and Hafford-Letchfield, Trish and Sultana, Ratna (2017) Socio-economic inequalities in health among older adults in two rural sub-districts in India and Bangladesh: a comparative cross-sectional study. Asian Population Studies, 13 (3). pp. 292-305. ISSN 1744-1730

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Abstract

Health inequalities have been observed among older people in many developing countries, particularly among those with least social protection and low socio-economic (SES) status. This study attempted to examine effects of SES on the health of older adults, and related gender differences, in two rural sub-districts - Matlab, Bangladesh and Vadu, India. The study utilised the WHO SAGE INDEPTH Wave 1, 2007 Matlab, Bangladesh and Vadu, Pune District, India datasets. Both gender and SES indicators were strongly associated with all health indicators of older adults in the Bangladesh site, whereas in India, education and asset quintiles were not consistently associated with self-rated health, quality of life and functional ability score but gender was consistently associated with all health indicators except the quality of life score. The SES-health gradient was noticeably higher amongst older adults in Matlab, Bangladesh than in Vadu, India. Education was also found to be an important predictor of health outcome in both sites.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 22464
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Asian Population Studies on 06/09/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17441730.2017.1364461
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Depositing User: Trish Hafford-Letchfield
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 14:16
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 04:04
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22464

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