Journal article

Changes in the prevalence of chronic disability in China: evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study

N Liu, DA Cadilhac, MF Kilkenny, Y Liang

Public Health | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Chinese adults are the biggest users of healthcare services, and understanding current trends in disability profiles is relevant to planning healthcare workforce infrastructure. We investigated the trends over time for disability and physical functional limitations from 2011 to 2015 among Chinese adults and identified the factors associated with these limitations. STUDY DESIGN: We used nationally representative data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS); the CHARLS participants were followed up every 2 years as they moved from work to retirement with an emphasis on their health status and functional abilities. METHODS: Participants aged ≥50 years from t..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Social Science Fund of China


Awarded by Guizhou Province Science and Technology Project: Qian-Ke-He Foundation


Awarded by Zunyi City '15,851 Talents Project' research project


Awarded by Doctoral Scientific Research Foundation of Zunyi Medical University


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by The National Social Science Fund of China grant number: 17CSH078); Guizhou Province Science and Technology Project: Qian-Ke-He Foundation grant numbers: [2017] 1223,1226), Zunyi City '15,851 Talents Project' research project grant number: [2017] 1223) and the Doctoral Scientific Research Foundation of Zunyi Medical University grant number: F750, no. 24). DAC and MFK receive support from the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia).