Journal article

The effect of multimorbidity on functional limitations and depression amongst middle-aged and older population in China: a nationwide longitudinal study

Yang William Zhao, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Li He, Shurong Lu, Ameera Katar, Haipeng Wang, Zhibin Yao, Luwen Zhang

AGE AND AGEING | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: multimorbidity contributes to a large portion of the disease burden in low- and middle-income countries. However, limited research has been undertaken in China. This study has investigated the prevalence of multimorbidity and the associations of multimorbidity with activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and depression in China. METHODS: the study participants included 10,055 adults aged 45 years and older from three rounds of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study 2011-2015. Random-effects logistic regression models were used to examine the association of multimorbidity with ADL limitation, IADL limitation and mental disease. ..

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