Utilization of Population and Housing Census Data 2004: A Referential Document for the National Strategy for Elderly in

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Title:
Utilization of Population and Housing Census Data 2004: A Referential Document for the National Strategy for Elderly in
Abstract:
Utilization of Population and Housing Census Data 2004: A Referential Document for the National Strategy for Elderly in
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Shishani, Kawkab, PhD, MSN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Hashemite University
Title:Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The average life expectancy in Jordan is 71.5 years (70.6 for men and for women 72.4). The increase in longevity in Jordan rose the percentage of Jordanian older adults from 2.4% in 1994 to 5.37% in 2004. Older adult population is understudied in Jordan and little is known about their health. The General Census of Population and Housing carried out by the Jordanian Department of Statistics provides to a large extent important data that can be used to guide and improve health care services for older adults. Up to our knowledge, this is the first study conducted to establish baseline data for older adults in Jordan. Design: A cross sectional descriptive design was used to answer the research questions. This national census for the total population produced a wealth of the target population for this study are all adults 60 years and older. Inclusion criteria: 1) age 60 and older, and 2) to be Jordanian. data on all aspects of national life. The results of the 2004 General Population and Housing Census demonstrate that the percentage of the elderly (60 years and older) is distributed as follows: 51% are male, and 49% are female. Most of the elderly fall within the age groups 60-64 and 65-74. Most of the Jordanian elders are married (71%); two thirds of them are men and one third is women. Of the 26% widowed elders, the majority (88%) are women. Additionally, the percentage of single elderly women is more than double (72%) of single elderly men (28%). The occurrence of disabilities increases with age. The rate of disability among the general, population is 1.2% and among the elderly is 2.8%. and according o gender men have suffer from disabilities (57.5%) more than women (42.5%).
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26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleUtilization of Population and Housing Census Data 2004: A Referential Document for the National Strategy for Elderly inen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152003-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Utilization of Population and Housing Census Data 2004: A Referential Document for the National Strategy for Elderly in</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shishani, Kawkab, PhD, MSN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hashemite University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kawkab.shishani@gmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The average life expectancy in Jordan is 71.5 years (70.6 for men and for women 72.4). The increase in longevity in Jordan rose the percentage of Jordanian older adults from 2.4% in 1994 to 5.37% in 2004. Older adult population is understudied in Jordan and little is known about their health. The General Census of Population and Housing carried out by the Jordanian Department of Statistics provides to a large extent important data that can be used to guide and improve health care services for older adults. Up to our knowledge, this is the first study conducted to establish baseline data for older adults in Jordan. Design: A cross sectional descriptive design was used to answer the research questions. This national census for the total population produced a wealth of the target population for this study are all adults 60 years and older. Inclusion criteria: 1) age 60 and older, and 2) to be Jordanian. data on all aspects of national life. The results of the 2004 General Population and Housing Census demonstrate that the percentage of the elderly (60 years and older) is distributed as follows: 51% are male, and 49% are female. Most of the elderly fall within the age groups 60-64 and 65-74. Most of the Jordanian elders are married (71%); two thirds of them are men and one third is women. Of the 26% widowed elders, the majority (88%) are women. Additionally, the percentage of single elderly women is more than double (72%) of single elderly men (28%). The occurrence of disabilities increases with age. The rate of disability among the general, population is 1.2% and among the elderly is 2.8%. and according o gender men have suffer from disabilities (57.5%) more than women (42.5%).</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:20:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:20:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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