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World Health Organization Collaborative Study on Social and Health Aspects of Aging in Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines, 1983-1985 (ICPSR 6057)

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Summary:

These data were gathered to provide information on the elderly in Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Questions were asked regarding demographic characteristics (age, race, sex, marital status, religion, household, number of children and siblings, education), economic resources (employment status of respondent and of respondent's spouse, main income source, other income sources, whether house was owned), health (current health status, accidents and/or injuries affecting daily activities, number of times respondent saw a health professional in the previous month, number of days in hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center in the previous month, medications currently used, usage of any devices to assist in getting around), activities of daily living, living habits (smoking or drinking), social activities (club membership, whether respondent had a confidant), housing (satisfaction with current living conditions, accessibility to quarters, safety), and mental state of the respondent.

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Study Description

Citation

Andrews, Gary. World Health Organization Collaborative Study on Social and Health Aspects of Aging in Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines, 1983-1985. ICPSR06057-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06057.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   activities of daily living, aging, demographic characteristics, health status, housing conditions, mental health, older adults, personal finances, social life

Geographic Coverage:   Fiji, Global, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea

Time Period:  

  • 1983--1985

Date of Collection:  

  • 1983--1985

Universe:   Noninstitutionalized persons 60 years and older in Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The principal investigator recommends that users consult the publication AGING IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC (see related publication) before undertaking any analyses.

Methodology

Sample:   Fiji: Random sampling within districts and provinces. In households that contained more than one person over 60, all were interviewed. Korea: Random sampling. Malaysia: Purposive sampling of five subregions. The Philippines: Three-stage stratified cluster sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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Version History:

  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
  • 1998-06-25 The card image data have been replaced with logical record length data and corresponding SAS data definition statements. Also, the SPSS data definition statements were replaced, and the codebook and questionnaire are now available as a PDF file.

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