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.
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- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health