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Article: The effects of environmental stressors on the mortality of the oldest old male population in Hong Kong, 1977-2006

TitleThe effects of environmental stressors on the mortality of the oldest old male population in Hong Kong, 1977-2006
Authors
KeywordsElderly
Environment
Hong Kong
Mortality
Socioeconomic factors
Weather
Issue Date2008
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13685538.asp
Citation
Aging Male, 2008, v. 11 n. 4, p. 179-188 How to Cite?
AbstractAlthough age-sex-specific mortality rates were decreasing over the years, such a trend was not observed for the male population aged 85 or above (the oldest old) in Hong Kong. Despite literature suggesting that environmental stressors were associated with higher mortality, the adverse effects of socioeconomic and political events were seldom included. Hence, this study explored the relationship between environmental stressors covering adverse weather conditions as well as key socioeconomic and political events and fluctuations in the oldest old mortality rates in Hong Kong during the period 1977 to 2006. The oldest old mortality rates in Hong Kong were observed to have a likelihood of being associated with these environmental stressors. Furthermore, men appeared to be more susceptible to these risk factors than did women. More care and attention should be given to the oldest old men, in particular, during periods of socioeconomic or political upheavals. A cohort study would be useful to study these stressors in greater detail.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60779
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.493
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.477
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong jockey Club Charities Trust
Funding Information:

This study is part of the project entitled 'CADENZA: A jockey Club Initiative for Seniors' funded by The Hong Kong jockey Club Charities Trust.

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dc.contributor.authorYen, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorMorley, JEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:18:21Z-
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAging Male, 2008, v. 11 n. 4, p. 179-188en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1368-5538en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60779-
dc.description.abstractAlthough age-sex-specific mortality rates were decreasing over the years, such a trend was not observed for the male population aged 85 or above (the oldest old) in Hong Kong. Despite literature suggesting that environmental stressors were associated with higher mortality, the adverse effects of socioeconomic and political events were seldom included. Hence, this study explored the relationship between environmental stressors covering adverse weather conditions as well as key socioeconomic and political events and fluctuations in the oldest old mortality rates in Hong Kong during the period 1977 to 2006. The oldest old mortality rates in Hong Kong were observed to have a likelihood of being associated with these environmental stressors. Furthermore, men appeared to be more susceptible to these risk factors than did women. More care and attention should be given to the oldest old men, in particular, during periods of socioeconomic or political upheavals. A cohort study would be useful to study these stressors in greater detail.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13685538.aspen_HK
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dc.rightsThe Aging Male. Copyright © Informa Healthcare.en_HK
dc.subjectElderlyen_HK
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectMortalityen_HK
dc.subjectSocioeconomic factorsen_HK
dc.subjectWeatheren_HK
dc.titleThe effects of environmental stressors on the mortality of the oldest old male population in Hong Kong, 1977-2006en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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