Self-reported Morbidity Among Elderly in India: Socioeconomic Correlates of Living Arrangement

Pradeep Kumar , International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

The study investigate the association between morbidity pattern of elderly population with different living arrangements across various demographic and socioeconomic variables in India using the India Human Development Survey-II 2011-12 data. Descriptive Statistics and binary logistic regression have been used and results depicted that as age increases, morbidity and the likelihood of elderly living with their children increases. Living arrangement, age, religion, education, social groups and place of residence are significant predictors among elderly for any morbidity. Elderly living alone, oldest old, residing in urban areas and from high income groups are reported to be suffering more from any morbidity. There is little variation in multiple morbidities among males and females. Key words: Elderly, Aging, Living Arrangement, Morbidity

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