Journal article

The Prevalence of Metabolic Disease Multimorbidity and Its Associations With Spending and Health Outcomes in Middle-Aged and Elderly Chinese Adults

Yang Zhao, Puhong Zhang, John Tayu Lee, Brian Oldenburg, Alexander van Heusden, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Haipeng Wang

FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objective: Metabolic diseases have been a clinical challenge worldwide and a major public health issue. Very few studies from China investigated the impact of metabolic multimorbidity on healthcare and health outcomes at the national level. This study aims to examine the association of metabolic multimorbidity with health service utilization, spending, functional and mental health. Materials and Methods: This is a nationally representative cross-sectional study, utilizing the data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study in 2015, including 11,377 participants aged 45 years and older. Multivariable regression models were used to assess the association of metabolic multimorbidit..

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