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Functional Disabilities and Nursing Home Admittance

Aged care

Joelle H. Fong, Benedict SK. Koh, and Olivia S. Mitchell

This paper examines how inability to perform activities of daily living relates to the risk of nursing home admission over older adults' life courses.

Using longitudinal data on persons over age 50 from the Health and Retirement Study, we show that aging one year boosts the probability of having two or more disabilities by 9 to 12 percent in a multivariate logistic model.


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