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Transportation difficulty of Black and White rural older adults

TitleTransportation difficulty of Black and White rural older adults
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPark, NSook, Roff, LL, Sun, F, Parker, MW, Klemmack, DL, Sawyer, P, Allman, RM
JournalJournal of Applied GerontologyJournal of Applied Gerontology
Date PublishedFeb
ISBN Number0733-4648<br/>1552-4523
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2010-01912-004
Keywords*Gerontology, *Rural Environments, *Transportation, Blacks, Gerontology [2860], Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), transportation difficulty, Blacks, Whites, rural environments, older adults, Transportation [4090], us, Whites
AbstractThis study explores self-reported transportation difficulty among rural older adults, using data from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Study of Aging for community-dwelling participants (255 Black and 259 White) residing in rural areas. The authors examine the relationship of predisposing characteristics, enabling resources, and measures of need for care with self-reports of transportation difficulty. Blacks report having more transportation difficulty than Whites (24.7% vs. 11.6%; p
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