Social Determinants of Health Among Elderly: An Anthropological Study

International Journal of Research in Sociology and Social Anthropology 1(1): 11-16, 2013

6 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2013

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Rohit Kumar

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Date Written: August 15, 2013

Abstract

The present paper is based on the study conducted among the elderly aged above 60 years from the Naggar village of Himachal Pradesh (India) to understand their general attitudes and opinions about health status. A total of 160 elderly (89 males and 79 females) were involved in the present study and the sample was identified using the purposive sampling. Hypertension was found to be a major health problem among the elderly. It was found that with modernisation of the state, older morals are being replaced by 'individualism' and the family’s ability to give quality care to older people is declining.

Keywords: Hypertension, Ageing, Socio-cultural factors, Health status

Suggested Citation

Kumar, Rohit, Social Determinants of Health Among Elderly: An Anthropological Study (August 15, 2013). International Journal of Research in Sociology and Social Anthropology 1(1): 11-16, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2322855

Rohit Kumar (Contact Author)

Panjab University, Chandigarh ( email )

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