NHF Elderly Project


Older persons 60 years and over in Jamaica were studied using quantitative, qualitative and clinical tools. The sample of two thousand nine hundred and forty three (2,943) persons was drawn from the south eastern parishes of Kingston & St. Andrew (KSA), St. Catherine and St. Thomas. The 2011 National census and other local health and social policies and studies provided additional information. The findings were compared to the 1989 Elder Study by D. Eldemire-Shearer, the 1995 Survey of Living Conditions (SLC) special ageing module, the 2010 SLC and the Social and Economic Survey (2010). The main aims of the study were 1) to assess the health and social status of older persons in Jamaica and 2) to identify the needs of this population.

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