Do financial difficulties affect health? A study among older adults in Switzerland

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Titre
Do financial difficulties affect health? A study among older adults in Switzerland
Titre de la conférence
European Journal of Public Health
Auteur(s)
Dumontet Magali, Santos-Eggimann Brigitte
ISSN
1101-1262
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
11/2019
Volume
29
Numéro
Suppl. 4
Pages
39
Langue
anglais
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Résumé
Background : In perspective of health promotion strategies among older adults, it is particularly important to identify socioeconomic determinants associated with the dynamic of health. In this study, we want to assess the role of financial difficulties on health among older adults.
Methods : We use cohort data coming from the Lausanne cohort 65+. Participants were community-dwelling older adults representative of the general population aged 65 to 70 years in 2004 and living in Lausanne (Switzerland). This cohort is a longitudinal survey and was designed as an annual survey where same individuals (N = 1564) are re-interviewed in successive waves. Wave 1 and wave 2 are considered as baselines. We perform our analysis on the 2006-2016 period (11 waves). We consider the health dynamic by estimating system GMM estimators. Our main explanatory variable is a proxy of financial difficulties: “Have you been confronted to financial difficulties in the last 12 months?”. We study the effect of this variable on several health indicators (self-rated health, number of medical conditions, depression, difficulties in activities in daily living) and evaluate if this effect is similar for these different dimensions of health.
Mots-clé
Older Adults, Switzerland, Socioeconomic factors
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