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THE EVALUATION OF HEALTH AND SOCIO ECONOMIC STATUES OF ELDERLY PEOPLE IN ILAM PROVINCE IN 2011. ijdld. 2014; 13 (6) :495-503
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Background: The world population is aging and it is expected that in 2020 more than one billion people in the world be elderly. The aim of this study was the evaluation of socioeconomic and physical health of elderly people in Ilam province in 2011. Methods: This study was a cross - sectional study in which 1012 elderly people residing in the city of Ilam and eight townships participated by proportional allocation methods. Data collected by using a standard questionnaire and the Data were analyzed by using SPSS statistical software. Results: The mean age of the study population was 70/1 ± 8/02 years. The differences between employment status and job type of elderly in each township was Significant. Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure in subjects was 133/03±28/38 and 11/76±8/02 excursively, and mean body of BMI was 25/72±4/48. 36/1% of the elderly had a history of heart disease, 15% are living with diabetes, and 22/5% had respiratory problems. 45/3% have surgery history, 72/8% experienced joint pain, 64/6% experienced musculoskeletal pain and 12/6% had a history of stroke. 23/8% had problems of knowing the time, 22/8% had problems recognizing the place, 22/2% had problems recognizing people and 25/9 % Shake hands and head. Conclusion: Common problems with physical health problems reported by elderly of Ilam the same in the rest of the country and major differences in socioeconomic status. Due to lower per capita income in Islam compared to other provinces of Iran, the health status of the elderly has been lowered in Ilam rather to another province.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/11/17 | Accepted: 2014/11/17 | Published: 2014/11/17

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