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Health in the Neighborhood and Household Contexts Among Older Chinese Americans.
J Aging Health. 2017 12; 29(8):1388-1409.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study examined the associations of neighborhood characteristics and living arrangements with physical and mental health among older Chinese Americans.

METHOD

A sample of 3,159 community-dwelling Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area provided reports of health, socio-demographic characteristics, living arrangements, social cohesion, and neighborhood disorder. We used multinomial logistic, Poisson, and negative binominal regression analyses.

RESULTS

Neighborhood disorder was consistently associated with negative health indicators, including poor self-reported health, more chronic conditions, depressive symptoms, and anxiety symptoms. Findings about the relationships between social cohesion and health indicators were mixed. Social cohesion was more salient to mental health for those living with spouse, children, and/or grandchildren relative to those living with spouse only.

DISCUSSION

Policies and interventions are needed to improve the physical and social environments of neighborhoods and to promote healthy aging among Chinese older adults and in the general population as well.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1 University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.2 The University of Texas at Arlington, USA.3 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.4 Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27481932

Citation

Tang, Fengyan, et al. "Health in the Neighborhood and Household Contexts Among Older Chinese Americans." Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 29, no. 8, 2017, pp. 1388-1409.
Tang F, Xu L, Chi I, et al. Health in the Neighborhood and Household Contexts Among Older Chinese Americans. J Aging Health. 2017;29(8):1388-1409.
Tang, F., Xu, L., Chi, I., & Dong, X. (2017). Health in the Neighborhood and Household Contexts Among Older Chinese Americans. Journal of Aging and Health, 29(8), 1388-1409. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264316661829
Tang F, et al. Health in the Neighborhood and Household Contexts Among Older Chinese Americans. J Aging Health. 2017;29(8):1388-1409. PubMed PMID: 27481932.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Health in the Neighborhood and Household Contexts Among Older Chinese Americans. AU - Tang,Fengyan, AU - Xu,Ling, AU - Chi,Iris, AU - Dong,Xinqi, Y1 - 2016/07/31/ PY - 2016/8/3/pubmed PY - 2019/3/13/medline PY - 2016/8/3/entrez KW - health KW - living arrangement KW - neighborhood disorder KW - older Chinese Americans KW - social cohesion SP - 1388 EP - 1409 JF - Journal of aging and health JO - J Aging Health VL - 29 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study examined the associations of neighborhood characteristics and living arrangements with physical and mental health among older Chinese Americans. METHOD: A sample of 3,159 community-dwelling Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area provided reports of health, socio-demographic characteristics, living arrangements, social cohesion, and neighborhood disorder. We used multinomial logistic, Poisson, and negative binominal regression analyses. RESULTS: Neighborhood disorder was consistently associated with negative health indicators, including poor self-reported health, more chronic conditions, depressive symptoms, and anxiety symptoms. Findings about the relationships between social cohesion and health indicators were mixed. Social cohesion was more salient to mental health for those living with spouse, children, and/or grandchildren relative to those living with spouse only. DISCUSSION: Policies and interventions are needed to improve the physical and social environments of neighborhoods and to promote healthy aging among Chinese older adults and in the general population as well. SN - 1552-6887 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27481932/Health_in_the_Neighborhood_and_Household_Contexts_Among_Older_Chinese_Americans_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0898264316661829?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -