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dc.contributor.authorBenmarhnia, Tarik
dc.contributor.authorZunzunegui, Maria Victoria 
dc.contributor.authorLlacer Gil de Ramales, Alicia 
dc.contributor.authorBéland, Francois
dc.identifier.citationGac Sanit . 2014 Jun;28 Suppl 1:137-41.es_ES
dc.description.abstractOlder adults are seldom considered in studies on the health impact of economic recessions or crises. However, they constitute a population group that is highly vulnerable to decreases in investment in health and social services and social security. Our aim is to examine the relationship between the economic crisis starting in 2008 and the health status of older adults in Spain. More specifically, we analyze changes in trends of mortality in relation to the crisis, the specific impact of winter on mortality and gender differences in the crisis' impact on mortality. Using data from the National Institute of Statistics of Spain on people over 60 years of age, the number of monthly deaths by age and sex from January 2005 to December 2012 was analyzed. Interrupted time series analyses and the "difference in differences" method were used. During the crisis, for adults 60 years and older: 1) the observed mortality seems to be decreasing at a slower rate than what would have been expected in the absence of the crisis; 2) there has been an increase in winter mortality; 3) the impact of the crisis has been greater for female than for male mortality. These results suggest sizable effects of the economic crisis on the mortality of older adults and argue for research done using more detailed analyses integrating economic indicators.es_ES
dc.subjectEconomic recessiones_ES
dc.subjectOlder adultses_ES
dc.subjectAdultos mayoreses_ES
dc.subjectRecesión económicaes_ES
dc.subject.meshEconomic Recession es_ES
dc.subject.meshGeriatrics es_ES
dc.subject.meshAged es_ES
dc.subject.meshFemale es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshMale es_ES
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged es_ES
dc.subject.meshMortality es_ES
dc.subject.meshSpain es_ES
dc.titleImpact of the economic crisis on the health of older persons in Spain: research clues based on an analysis of mortality. SESPAS report 2014.es_ES
dc.title.alternativeImpacto de la crisis económica en la salud de las personas mayores en España: pistas de investigación basadas en un análisis de la mortalidad. Informe SESPAS 2014es_ES
dc.typejournal articlees_ES
dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.format.volume28 Suppl 1es_ES
dc.identifier.journalGaceta sanitariaes_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Centro Nacional de Epidemologíaes_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accesses_ES

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