Gender differences in the utilization of health-care services among the older adult population of Spain
- Gender and Health: A Study of Older Unlike-Sex Twins. Gold, Carol H.; Malmberg, Bo; McClearn, Gerald E.; Pedersen, Nancy L.; Berg, Stig // Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Socia;May2002, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p168
Examines the gender differences in various measures of health conditions of older unlike-sex twins in Sweden. Determination of health problems; Identification of similarities in health among unlike-sex twins; Consideration of sociocultural and environmental theories.
- Effect of Retirement on Eating Out and Weight Change: An Analysis of Gender Differences. Sukyung Chung; Popkin, Barry M.; Domino, Marisa E.; Stearns, Sally C. // Obesity (19307381);Apr2007, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p1053
The article discusses a study on the role of gender differences in the effect of retirement on eating out and weight change. The increase in away from home food consumption has been cited as one factor in the large increase in obesity. Data used in the study came from the Health and Retirement...
- The Geneva Manifesto. // World Health;Sep/Oct98, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p18
Focuses on the health of ageing men. Forecast on life expectancy; Predicted elderly male population by 2050; Key factors in healthy ageing.
- The magnitude and character of resistance-training-induced increase in tendon stiffness at old age is gender specific. Onambele-Pearson, Gladys; Pearson, Stephen // Age;Apr2012, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p427
Human tendon mechanical properties are modified with loading. Moreover, there are indications that the training response in the tendon is gender specific. The aim of the current study was to examine whether in vivo patella tendon stiffness ( K) differentially alters with training in older males...
- Health inequalities among older men and women in Africa and Asia: evidence from eight Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites in the INDEPTH WHO-SAGE study. Ng, Nawi; Kowal, Paul; Kahn, Kathleen; Naidoo, Nirmala; Abdullah, Salim; Bawah, Ayaga; Binka, Fred; Chuc, Nguyen T. K.; Debpuur, Cornelius; Egondi, Thaddeus; Xavier Gómez-Olivé, F.; Hakimi, Mohammad; Hirve, Siddhivinayak; Hodgson, Abraham; Juvekar, Sanjay; Kyobutungi, Catherine; Hoang Van Minh; Mwanyangala, Mathew A.; Nathan, Rose; Razzaque, Abdur // Global Health Action;2010, Vol. 3, p96
Background: Declining rates of fertility and mortality are driving demographic transition in all regions of the world, leading to global population ageing and consequently changing patterns of global morbidity and mortality. Understanding sex-related health differences, recognising groups at...
- Gender differences and factors associated with treatment-seeking behaviour for infertility in Rwanda. Dhont, N.; Luchters, S.; Ombelet, W.; Vyankandondera, J.; Gasarabwe, A.; van de Wijgert, J.; Temmerman, M. // Human Reproduction;Aug2010, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p2024
BACKGROUND: This study examines perceptions of infertility causes, treatment-seeking behaviour and factors associated with seeking medical care in an urban infertile population in Rwanda, as well as the response of health providers.
- Self-Rated Health, Gender and Mortality in Older Persons: Introduction to a Special Section. Deeg, Dorly J.H.; Bath, Peter A. // Gerontologist;Jun2003, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p369
Discusses self-rated health (SRH) among older persons, recognized as a comprehensive indicator of health in the U.S. Proof of the comprehensiveness of SRH; Association between mortality and SRH; Gender differences in the predictive ability of mortality.
- Joint trajectories of multiple health-related behaviors among the elderly. Hsu, Hui-Chuan; Luh, Dih-Ling; Chang, Wen-Chiung; Pan, Ling-Yen // International Journal of Public Health;Feb2013, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p109
Objectives: The main goal of this study was to identify the multiple trajectories of the following four health behaviors among the elderly by gender: smoking, drinking alcohol, getting regular exercise, and having a health checkup Methods: Data were from a longitudinal survey conducted among the...
- Regulatory CT Cells in Asthma and Airway Hyperresponsiveness. Lowder, Thomas W.; Kunz, Hawley E. // Journal of Allergy & Therapy;Special2012, Vol. 3 Issue S, Special section p1
The article discusses the history of regulatory T cells (Tregs), their role in reducing asthma and lung inflammation, as well as gender differences in the suppressor cells. The high-affinity interleukin-2 receptor, CD25, became a reliable and widely-used surface marker of such cells. Asthmatics...