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Religión y personas de 60 años o más en Puerto Rico: características sociodemográficas y el estado de salud, 2002-2003
by Rodríguez-Pagán, Dharma R., M.Sc., University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences (Puerto Rico), 2017, 120; 10931355
Abstract (Summary)

Currently, Puerto Rico is going through a demographic transition, which causes the aging population to increase. This is due to the reduction in birth rates, high migration rates, mortality rates; which have different social implications. Religion serves as a tool to deal with the challenges that older adults face. However, in Puerto Rico, it has not been considered a variable in demographic research. Hence, there is a need to provide information on the sociodemographic characteristics of people aged 60 and older by a religious group, of their religious characteristics, their support networks and, their health status; since these variables influence the life of the elderly. A descriptive study was used, working with the database "Puerto Rico Elderly: Health Conditions, 2002–2003" (PREHCO). The results and discussion of this work will provide readers with a better framework to study the influence of religion on these individuals.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dávila, Ana Luisa
Commitee: Longo, José
School: University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences (Puerto Rico)
Department: Public Health
School Location: United States -- Puerto Rico
Source: DAI-A 79/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Sociology, Demography
Keywords: Demography, Elderly, Health, Puerto Rico, Religion, Religious demography
Publication Number: 10931355
ISBN: 978-0-438-29995-5
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