The health status of elderly men: A community study

Rosa Gofin

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The health status of 217 elderly men living in a neighbourhood of West Jerusalem was studied. Subjective good health was manifested by 47% of the population. However the coefficient of agreement with the doctor's appraisal of health was only 22%. Among the most prevalent disorders found, were cardiovascular diseases and symptoms of prostatic hypertrophy. A quarter of the men were impaired in their functional capacity. The elderly aged 75 and more were found the most affected. Dissatisfaction with life situation was found in 13% of the population. High use of medical services was reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-354
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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