Health and Health Care of the Older Population in Urban and Rural China: 2000, September 2007, *

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Health and Health Care of the Older Population in Urban and Rural China: Issued September U.S. Department of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez, Secretary David A. Sampson, Deputy Secretary Economics and Statistics Administration Cynthia A.

Glassman, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs U.S. CENSUS BUREAU Charles Louis Kincannon, Director   • Rural, low-income, and rural-to-urban migrants face a growing struggle with health care costs and coverage. Place issues • Rural to urban migration in China is occuring at a rapid rate.

Those living in rural areas face a widening wealth gap and deepening rural-urban divide in terms of geographic healthcare ://   1. Introduction. The increase of life expectancy and the decline of fertility rate have made aging an inevitable trend worldwide.

1 In line with it, China has become an aging society since 2 However, China still faces insufficient economic growth, a weakened role of family care, and an inadequate health care system. 3 Moreover, the large aging population, the rapid growth of aging, and Rural areas tend to have fewer resources for health care than urban areas.

This roundup brings together a sampling of studies published in the past year that highlight health-related differences between rural and urban areas. The included studies touch on disparities in cancer screening and diagnosis, fertility rates, mortality rates and ://   Falls among older people have become a public health concern due to serious health consequences.

Despite abundant literature on falls in older people, little is known about the rural-urban differentials in falls among older people in China. This research fills the voids of prior literature by investigating falls and the associated risk factors among Chinese seniors, with a particular focus on   Many of the issues now facing the health care workforce relate to the preparation of a workforce able to provide care for older adults.

Persons age sixty-five and older use 23 percent of U.S   The internal rural-to-urban migration is one of the major challenges for tuberculosis (TB) control in China. Patient costs incurred during TB diagnosis and treatment could cause access and adherence barriers, particularly among migrants.

Here, we estimated the prevalence of catastrophic costs of TB patients and its associated factors in an urban population with internal migrants in ://   When looking at the pattern of health care around the world, the WHO World Health Report found some common contradictions (seeBox 1): Inverse care People with the most means – whose needs for health care are often less – consume the most care, whereas those with the least means and greatest health problems consume the :// Zimmer, Z., Kaneda, T., & Spess, L.

An examination of urban versus rural mortality in china using community and individual data. Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 62(5), S–S CrossRef Google Scholar   Older workers are a growing share of the workforce, with different needs than younger workers.

Their commuting behaviors contribute to changing travel patterns. Old Housing, New Needs: Are U.S. Homes Ready for an Aging Population. Only 10% of homes in the U.S.

are aging-ready, while a   1. Introduction. In China, health care facilities in rural areas are generally equipped with less qualified workforce and provide less comprehensive services compared to secondary or tertiary hospitals (Li et al., ; Liu et al., a), which are mostly concentrated in urban areas (Wang et al., ).Lack of competence is especially prominent in the rural primary care ://   The National Rural Health Alliance acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and :// population has been growing at percent a year since Today, China’s population is officially 46 percent urban and 54 percent rural.5 Within the urban population, the national 1% sample population survey of reported that 62 percent of the urban population was in cities, The prevalence of diabetes has increased significantly in recent decades and is now reaching epidemic proportions in China.

The prevalence of diabetes was less than 1% in the Chinese population in 6 In subsequent national surveys conducted in andthe prevalence of diabetes was % and %, respectively. 7,8 The most   Despite the fact that life expectancy at birth in Mexico has improved from forty-two years in to seventy-three inmajor inequalities persist in health and access to health care.

The Mexi   A population-based, nationally representative survey covering all types of health care providers in the formal and informal sectors was done in by Bangladesh Health Watch (BHW) to fill in this knowledge gap. BHW is a civil society initiative "to regularly and systematically measure and monitor the country's progress and performance in The 10 Priorities provide the concrete actions that are needed to achieve the objectives of the WHO Global strategy and action plan on ageing and priority is crucial to enable the world to take on a decade of concerted action on Healthy Ageing ().

Many are inextricably linked and all will require collaboration with many key ://   Jing F. Health sector reform and reproductive health services in poor rural China. Health Policy Plan. ; i40–i doi: /heapol/czh Blumenthal D, Hsiao W.

Privatization and its discontents – the evolving Chinese health care system. N Engl J Med. ; – doi: /NEJMhpr Abstract. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the implications of the US Affordable Care Act (ACA) for rural residents with disabilities. Special attention is given to rural health disparities, challenges of health-care services, availability of medical providers, and the confluence of ://   Despite this, few studies have systematically explored the significance of domestic gardens in relation to older adults' health and wellbeing.

This study examined the perceived therapeutic benefits of gardening, and the effect of ageing in relation to older gardeners' continued participation in gardening, using quantitative and qualitative data   The costs of new technology. Much of the rise in health care costs can be attributed to advances in medical technology ().7 Diagnostic and therapeutic advances, such as new radiological scanners, biological therapeutics, minimally invasive surgical procedures and prostheses, frequently come at a considerable g these for subsidy through Medicare or the Pharmaceutical Diabetes in Rural Areas.

Although a number of health disparities exist between rural and urban areas, including injury-related deaths, heart disease rates, and cancer rates, diabetes ranks as one of the most significant health concerns.

4 Compared to urban areas, rural areas experience an ~ 17% higher diabetes prevalence rate. 7 In fact, the impact of diabetes in rural communities has earned Significant global health challenges are being confronted in the 21st century, prompting calls to rethink approaches to disease prevention.

A key part of the solution is city planning that reduces non-communicable diseases and road trauma while also managing rapid urbanisation. This Series of papers considers the health impacts of city planning through transport mode ://(16)/fulltext. Inequity, therefore, is a serious problem affecting the health care system.

Based on a review of secondary data, the paper assesses the current challenges and opportunities of the health system in   Liu L, Sun Z, Zhang C, Guo Q. Health-care utilization among empty-nesters in the rural area of a mountainous county in China. Public Health Rep. ;(3)– pmid View Article PubMed/NCBI Google Scholar Wenger GC, Dykstra PA, Melkas T, Knipscheer ://?id=/ 26 • Health-care professionals with higher education (%) are more likely to be in urban areas compared to rural areas (%) • Lack of qualified health professionals and high turnover slows down primary healthcare institution development Remaining challenges: Human resources Viet Nam Thailand South Africa Philippines Japan India China   Substantial progress has been made in reducing child mortality over the last decades, however the magnitude of the problem is yet high globally Appropriate health care-seeking behavior of mothers/guardians for common childhood illnesses could prevent a significant number of child deaths and complications due to childhood illnesses, currently, there is few of studies in :// Many rural communities are experiencing an increase in their older adult population.

Older adults who live in rural areas typically have fewer resources and poorer mental and physical health status than do their urban counterparts. Depression is the most prevalent mental health problem among older adults, and 80 percent of the cases are ://   Urban residents have always enjoyed better health care.

With the support of the central government, 90% of rural population now received some form of basic health coverage. The issue is the reimbursement rate. For outpatient care, the reimbursement rates max out at under 40% and 32% for the urban and rural patients, ://ion/   The previous quasi-military government raised public spending on health from a dismal % of GDP in to over 1% in Recognition of the importance of population health and investment in health continue to improve.

Since coming to power inthe National League for Democracy (NLD) has established Universal Health Care and access to a Basic Essential Package of Health Services Japan's population is ageing rapidly because of long life expectancy and a low birth rate, while traditional supports for elderly people are eroding.

In response, the Japanese Government initiated mandatory public long-term care insurance (LTCI) into help older people to lead more independent lives and to relieve the burdens of family ://(11)/fulltext. 2 days ago  Population health is about creating a collective sense of responsibility across many organisations and individuals, in addition to public health specialists.

Confusingly, the phrase ‘population health management’ is also widely used, with a specific meaning that is narrower in focus than population :// Care of elderly 1. 1 Mr. Rushikesh B. Pawar II Msc (N) (DU) CARE OF ELDERLY 2. Over the past few years, the world’s population has continued on its remarkable transition path from a state of high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates coupled with improvement in health services & standard of living.

At the heart of this transition has been the growth in the number and   The definition of urban population in the People's Republic of China. In Kirby, R. (ed.) Urbanization in China: Town and Country in a Developing Economy, – Columbia University Press, New York, 54 –   of older populations, monitors levels and trends in population ageing and collects and analyses information on the relationship between population ageing and development.

The Population This study investigates factors affecting older persons’ state of loneliness in multiethnic Malaysia using data from the Malaysian Population and Family Survey, the first nationally representative sample in Malaysia. The study sample was extracted to include Malays, Chinese, Indians and other Indigenous groups aged 60 and above, and who had children (n = ).

Differences in pathophysiology may affect the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diabetes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs). Equally important are differences in cultural beliefs, dietary habits, and behavioral patterns among AANHPIs that require culturally effective translation of interventions into the community.

These issues were discussed by   The gap in maternal mortality rate between urban and rural areas and between different regions has been further narrowed: The rural-urban gap decreased from a factor of in to in Inthe maternal mortality rate of western China was times that of eastern China; the figure dropped to times in The HHS found that just over half of the rural population (53%) were within half an hour travel time of their closest health facility, compared to 80% in urban areas.

Distance to the nearest health facility has been identified as a barrier to family planning uptake in other studies [ 12, 17 ]. Objective: Filial piety is a key Chinese cultural value that determines children’s caregiving obligation to older adults.

This study aims to evaluate the expectations and perceived receipt of filial piety from the perspectives of Chinese older adults. Method: Data were drawn from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE) study, a population-based study of U.S.

Chinese older.

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