Disability among India’s elderly much higher than estimated, says study


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London: New estimates of disability among India’s elderly population show that the scale of the problem is much larger than suggested by the country’s national census, a study has found.The estimates are based on the ability to carry out three basic living activities — walking, dressing, and toileting, said researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria.
The study found that 17.91 per cent of males and 26.21 per cent of females aged 60 and above, experience disability in these areas, equating to nine million elderly men and 14 million elderly women.

Source : http://www.asianage.com/life/health/081218/disability-among-indias-elderly-much-higher-than-estimated-says-study.html

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