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- For Ethnic Baby Boomers, Health Equals Wealth
Gains in terms of life expectancy, health, and wealth have not been distributed equally across populations, and older Latinos, African Americans, Asians, and American Indians must often deal with more chronic health conditions and financial challenges than whites.
- Policy Brief: The Global Impact of Dementia 2013-2050
Alzheimer's Disease International estimates that 135 million people worldwide will be living with dementia by 2050, which is a 17 percent increase from projections in 2009.
- Racial and Sex Differences in Associations Between Activities of Daily Living and Cognition in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Researchers find that cognition as measured using the Mini-Mental State Examination was not significantly associated with functional difficulty in older African-American and non-Hispanic white men and women after adjusting for sociodemographic factors and comorbidities.
- Breast Cancer Screening Among Adult Women in China, 2010
Although breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in China, breast cancer screening participation rates among Chinese women are low, according to the study.
- Diet Quality of Urban Older Adults Age 60 to 99 Years: The Cardiovascular Health of Seniors and Built Environment Study
Cross-sectional data for the study were from black, white, and Hispanic adults, age 60 to 99 years, living independently in New York City.
- Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Among American Indian Men Aged 50 or Older, Kansas and Missouri, 2006-2008
Researchers find that American Indian men had many similarities with other groups, but data also indicate barriers that may be specific to American Indian men.
- Ethnic and Gender Variations in the Associations Between Family Cohesion, Family Conflict, and Depression in Older Asian and Latino Adults
Among other results, the study finds that Asian older adults were more sensitive to family conflict, whereas Latino older adults were more sensitive to family cohesion.
- In the Crosshairs of Health Disparities: Older Latinos, HIV and Depression
Statistics show that older Latinos with HIV were more likely than non-Hispanic blacks to have an AIDS diagnosis and lower CD4 t-cell counts.
- A Motivational Physical Activity Intervention for Improving Mobility in Older Korean Americans
The study finds that the intervention helped to improve mobility and physical activity as well as increase the motivation for physical activity in older Korean Americans.
- Association Between Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Self-Reported Hypertension Among Brazilian Adults, 2008
Researchers find that leisure-time physical activity may be protective against hypertension in Brazilian men.
News briefings were not published from November 28 to December 1. Publication resumed on December 2.
- Racial/Ethnic Differences in Dementia Risk among Older Type 2 Diabetes Patients: The Diabetes and Aging Study
The study finds that among type 2 diabetes patients followed for ten years, African Americans and Native Americans had a 40-60 percent greater risk of dementia compared to Asians.
- Application of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory-Chinese Version (GAI-CV) to Older People in Beijing Communities
Results from the study suggest that the GAI-CV had good psychometric properties, but some items may need to be modified.
- Faith and Health: Meanings of Faith for Chinese Elders with Diverse Religious Backgrounds
The study examines the relationship between religious faith and health among immigrant Chinese older adults from Christian churches, Buddhist temples, and Falungong activity centers.
- Global and Regional Models for Long-Term Care -- Can They Work Nationally?
A PBS NewsHour program explores international models of care and takes a closer look at care in the United States.
- Black, Hispanic End-of-Life Views Rooted in Faith, Family -- and Mistrust
Blacks and Hispanics are more likely than white Protestants, Catholics and people with no religious identity to insist that doctors do everything possible to save their lives.
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Older Workers: Employment Trends
Asian American and Pacific Islanders aged 55 years and older have a higher labor force participation rate than the total U.S. population.