ANNEX BOX 6-1Examples of National and Regional Surveys of Older Populations Using Functional Status Measures

Australia: Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Bangladesh: Matlab Health and Socioeconomic Survey

Europe: European Longitudinal Study on Aging (11-county study)

Indonesia: Health and Aging Dynamics in a Low-Income Population

Israel: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Aging Study

United States: Survey of Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old, Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly, Longitudinal Study of Aging and Supplement on Aging II, National Long-Term Care Survey, Women's Health and Aging Study, Cardiovascular Health Study

International Comparisons: Luxembourg Income Study (data from more than 25 countries for 1 or more years, including disability status of head of household and spouse)

From: 6, The Health of Aging Populations

Cover of Preparing for an Aging World
Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research.
National Research Council (US) Panel on a Research Agenda and New Data for an Aging World.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2001.
Copyright © 2001, National Academy of Sciences.

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