Subjective Life Expectancy and Associated Correlates Among Older Adults in Community Dwelling of Uttar Pradesh, India

Himanshu Himanshu , International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

The objective of this study is to identify the determinants of Subjective life expectancy (SLE) and investigate their association with biomedical & generic, socioeconomic, health behaviour and, psychological related factors. A cross-sectional survey adopted by stratified simple random sampling technique consisting of 400 older adults (50+) (200 each of male and female) was carried out from November 2017 to March 2018 in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The mean SLE among the study population was 15.3 years (±7.7). Descriptive analysis is used to show group difference in SLE whereas linear regression analysis is used to identify essential determinants of SLE. Advanced age, poor self-rated health, facing severe anxiety, residence of setting, suffering from chronic disease are significantly negatively associated with subjective life expectancy whereas having at least primary & =10 years of schooling, currently married, life satisfaction and happiness are significant predictors of having better subjective life expectancy.

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 Presented in Session 6. Health & Mortality & Aging