Effect of Housing Type and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Indicators on Survival After Low Falls in Older Adults

Wycliffe E. Wei, Chek Hooi Wong, David B. Matchar, Arul Earnest, Win Wah, Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Ting Hway Wong

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Abstract

Falls result in significant morbidity and mortality among older adults and are a concern in ageing populations. There has been evidence that socioeconomic status (SES) predicts postfall outcome; worse postfall survival has been associated with lower education,1 lower income,2 and neighborhood deprivation.2 As a small urbanized country, we were interested to evaluate if SES, at both individual and neighborhood levels, was similarly associated with postfall survival in the older adults of our population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-649
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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