27 CLASSPP16HealthDisabilityFa10.ppt

27 CLASSPP16HealthDisabilityFa10.ppt - Health and...

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Health and Disability Issues in the Elderly
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Income and Health Lower income adults less healthy than those with higher incomes Living conditions Diet Health information Less use of preventive health and dental care Medicaid or uninsured Women and minorities disproportionately represented among the poor
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Disabling Chronic Illnesses Tend to occur earlier among lower income elderly than higher income Result in higher rates of hospitalization Longer hospital stays Shorter life expectancy Minority older people with chronic conditions perceive themselves to be in poorer health than whites with same conditions
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Gender Differences Women live longer but have more chronic disabling conditions When men become ill, they are more likely to be hospitalized Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer for both men and women Women are at greater risk for Disorders associated with reproductive functions Osteoporosis
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Life Span Risk Factors for Osteoporosis Being female Advanced age Family history Smoker; moderate or heavy drinker Caucasian or Asian heritage; small- boned build Little exercise Cessation of menstrual periods from exercise or dieting Anorexia or bulimia Steroids, thyroid hormone Menopause
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