Quelques indicateurs de santé chez les aînés. Que révèle l'Enquête québécoise sur la santé de la population, 2008?

    Using data from the 2008 Québec Population Health Survey, this publication outlines some characteristics and indicators of the health and well-being of seniors living in private households. Among other things, these data provide an opportunity to show that seniors are not a homogeneous group and that it is usually important to divide them into subgroups (65- to 74-year-olds and 75-year-olds and over, in this case). The selected indicators of health and well-being, i.e., perceived health status, satisfaction with one’s social life, and psychological distress, are analyzed to determine whether there are differences between younger (65- to 74-year-olds) and older (75 and over) seniors. Bivariate analyses are also conducted to observe the characteristics associated with the selected indicators.

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