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Are partner's features important to understand health at older ages? The Spanish case

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dc.contributor.author Gumà, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Spijker, Jeroen
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-15T08:35:20Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-15T08:35:20Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Gumà J, Spijker J. Are partner's features important to understand health at older ages? The Spanish case. Gac Sanit. 2021 Mar–Apr;35(2):193-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2019.07.005
dc.identifier.issn 0213-9111
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/54853
dc.description.abstract Objective: To analyse health differences among partnered individuals in Spain aged 65-81 considering their combined (education of both partners and age gap) and household (economic capacity of the household) characteristics. Method: A cross-sectional study of the 2015 Spanish sample of the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions survey (EU-SILC) on partnered individuals aged 65-81 years (N = 1787). Using logistic regression models separately for women and men we obtained odds and predicted probabilities of having less than good health (95% confidence intervals) according to combined information from both partners on education and age, the household's economic capacity and partner's health status. Results: Probabilities of not having good health are significantly less among lower educated women whose partners are more highly educated (compared to both partners being lower educated) and among women whose partner is younger or has good health status. The latter also applies to men. Living in a household without economic difficulties also favours health (both sexes). Conclusions: For both sexes a partner's health status is the variable that shows the largest effect on elderly partnered Spanish people's health but women's health appears to be more sensitive to their partner's educational attainment and the household's economic situation.
dc.description.sponsorship This study belongs to the multi-country project “Care, Retirement & Wellbeing of Older People Across Different Welfare Regimes” (CREW), founded from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (PCINN-2016-005). This manuscript is also part of the project INTERSOC-HEALTH (RTI2018-099875-J-I00; PI: JG) founded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under the “Ramón y Cajal” program (RYC-2013-14851) for Jeroen Spijker and the “Juan de la Cierva” program (FJCI-2015-25066) for Jordi Gumà. Financial support was also received from the Catalan Government under the CERCA Program.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Gaceta Sanitaria. 2021 Mar–Apr;35(2):193-8
dc.rights © 2019 SESPAS. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title Are partner's features important to understand health at older ages? The Spanish case
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2019.07.005
dc.subject.keyword Spouse/partner
dc.subject.keyword Self-reported health
dc.subject.keyword Socio-economic status
dc.subject.keyword Education
dc.subject.keyword Elderly
dc.subject.keyword Sex differences
dc.subject.keyword EU-SILC
dc.subject.keyword Spain
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/RTI2018-099875-J-I00
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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