Profiles of Health-Feeding-Care of Older Adults in Argentina, With Emphasis on the Modalities of Aging Typical in Córdoba

Abstract

To construct profiles of health-feeding-care of older adults (OA) in Argentina, identifying the quality of life according to provincial aggregation level (period 2019-2022) and to analyze the predominant aging patterns in the province of Cordoba.
Methods: An epidemiological-ecological and cross-sectional study was developed. Profiles of health-feeding-care were constructed based on cluster analysis with a provincial level and their distribution was illustrated (n=24). We used contextual and individual variables from the secondary sources. For the quality of life index, a linear regression analysis was carried out between this index and variables related to aging. To analyze the predominant aging profiles in Cordoba, the study population consisted of n=487 OA. Inferential statistics were used to analyze the relationships between variables, and a multiple linear regression model was also carried out, providing information on the degree, strength and direction of the relationship between variables.
Results: 5 clusters were identified but 3 stand out as the most representative (85% of population). The Regions were identified with significant disparities in the sociodemographic and living conditions of OA, their self-perceived health and well-being. The association between the quality of life index and aging variables allowed us to identify specific links between living conditions, health and healthy eating. When analyzed at local level, the heterogeneity observed among the elderly in Córdoba requires intermediate analyses that take into account the specificities of each population.
Conclusions: This study provides guidance for the design of comprehensive policies to reduce the vulnerability of OA and the adaptation of health care systems.



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Maria Daniela Abraham, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Mariana Butinof, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Eugenia Haluszka, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Nahuel Guillermo Dagatti, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Dolores Dopazo, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Natalia Franco, National University of Cordoba, Argentina

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Conference: AGen2024
Stream: Aging and Gerontology

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To cite this article:
Abraham M., Butinof M., Haluszka E., Dagatti N., Dopazo D., & Franco N. (2024) Profiles of Health-Feeding-Care of Older Adults in Argentina, With Emphasis on the Modalities of Aging Typical in Córdoba ISSN: 2432-4183 The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2024: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2432-4183.2024.6
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2432-4183.2024.6


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