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Title Contextualizing Health and Aging in the Americas : Effects of Space, Time and Place / William A. Vega [and 3 others], editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature : Springer, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xviii, 383 pages)
Series Springer Social Sciences 2019 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Intro; Preface; The ICAA Research Program; Book Organization; Acknowledgements; Contents; Contributors; The Role of Place and Environment; 1 Population Aging and Health in Puerto Rico; Introduction; Health of Older Adults in Puerto Rico; Ongoing Economic Crisis; Limited Healthcare System; Multiple National Disasters; Impact of Mental and Physical Health Conditions on Disability and Mortality; The Need for Continued Aging Research in Puerto Rico; Conclusions; References; 2 Regional Disparities in ADL Limitations Among Older Latinos, Blacks, and Whites in the United States; Introduction
What Can We Learn from Previous Empirical Approaches About Place and Health?Conceptual Model; Methods; Findings; Discussion; Conclusion; References; 3 ¿Importa Dónde Vivimos? How Regional Variation Informs Our Understanding of Diabetes and Hypertension Prevalence Among Older Latino Populations; Introduction; Methods; Data; Measures; Analytic Strategy; Results; Sample Characteristics; Latino-White Differences in Diabetes; Latino-White Differences in Hypertension; Discussion; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; References
4 Latino and Alzheimer's: Social Determinants and Personal Factors Contributing to Disease RiskIntroduction; Brief Overview of Latino Health Patterns in Aging and AD Risk; Methods; The Basis for Estimating AD Among Latinos; Estimating the Direct Costs for Latinos with AD; Estimating the Indirect Costs for Latinos with AD; Simulating AD Prevalence Assuming Changing Rates of Educational Attainment and Diabetes; Findings; How Changes in Educational Attainment and Preexisting Chronic Disease Affect AD Risk for Latinos; Projected AD Prevalence by Diabetes Rates
Projected AD Prevalence by Educational AttainmentPlace as a Fundamental Determinant of Life Course Health and AD Risk; Variations in Risk of AD; Factors Affecting Cognition in Latinos; Health Services; Future Directions and Conclusions; References; 5 Cognitive Functioning of U.S. Adults by Race and Hispanic Origin; Cognitive Functioning of U.S. Adults by Race and Hispanic Origin; Diversity Within the U.S. Older Hispanic Adult Population; Education and Socioeconomic Characteristics; Chronic Health Conditions; Health Behaviors; Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cognitive Functioning and Dementia
Factors that Contribute to Ethnic Disparities in Cognitive FunctionRacial and Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Function by Hispanic Subgroups: An Analysis of the Health and Retirement Study; Methods; Sample; Measures; Covariates; Statistical Analysis; Results; Sample Characteristics; Racial and Ethnic Differences for Verbal Memory, Working Memory, and Numeracy; Relationship Between Educational Attainment and Cognition According to Race and Ethnicity; Discussion; Areas for Future Research; Summary and Conclusions; References; Place and Unmet Needs
Summary This book presents new insights into the consequences of the impending growth in and impact of the older segment of aging communities on local economies. It uses a comparative research framework to further our understanding of issues in health and aging in the transnational context of the health and migratory experience of the U.S.- Mexican population. It also provides an important contribution to the interdisciplinary investigation of new conceptual and methodological approaches in comparative studies (inter-group comparisons) of Hispanic aging and health research. Specifically, the chapters employ different methodologies to address issues related to immigration processes, family and household structure, macroeconomic changes in the quality of community life, and focus on the new realities of aging in Latino families in local communities. The book focuses on measurement, data-quality issues, new conceptual modeling techniques, and longitudinal survey capabilities. As such it is of interest to researchers and policy makers in social sciences and public health.-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Vega, William A., editor.
Angel, Jacqueline Lowe, editor.
Markides, Kyriakos S., editor.
Gutiérrez Robledo, Luis Miguel, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Older people -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Mexicans -- United States -- Social conditions.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783030005849 (electronic bk.)
3030005844 (electronic bk.)