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Functional Limitations Among Older American Indians and Alaska Natives: Findings from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey

TitleFunctional Limitations Among Older American Indians and Alaska Natives: Findings from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsFuller-Thomson, E, Minkler, M
JournalAmerican Journal of Public HealthAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume95
Pagination1945-1948
Date PublishedNov
ISBN Number0090-0036<br/>1541-0048
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2005-13847-005
Keywords*Ability Level, *Aging, *Alaska Natives, *American Indians, *Disabilities, functional limitations, older American Indians, Alaska natives, Gerontology [2860], Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), us
AbstractThe objectives of this study were to determine the national prevalence and profile of American Indian and Alaska Natives with functional limitations. Data were obtained from 4763 American Indian and Alaska Native respondents aged 45 years or older in the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey. Functional limitations were reported by 28% of American Indian and Alaska Natives aged 45 years or older. These individuals were poorer, older, less educated, and less likely to be married or employed than American Indian and Alaska Natives without such limitations (for all comparisons, P
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