Study finds that rate of disability in elders is lower in Mexico than in the U.S

A recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology Series B contrasts disability transitions among elders in Mexico and in the United States.

Lead author and Institute of Gerontology faculty Dr. Kerstin Gerst Emerson and her colleagues suggest that if Mexico follows the path of the United States in terms of modernization, urbanization, and related changes in lifestyle, it will likely face similar health challenges as well.

The full text of the study, titled Cross-National Differences in Disability Among Elders: Transitions in Disability in Mexico and the United States, is available here.

Posted February 2, 2015.