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The regional ecology of elderly falls in Sweden
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2016 (English)In: GeoJournal, ISSN 0343-2521, E-ISSN 1572-9893, Vol. 81, no 1, 23-36 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

The study assesses exploratory the geography of the elderly fall in Sweden in relation to the ecology of the socio-demographic characteristics of the Swedes older population. Kendall Test is used to measure the association between elderly fall rates and demographic, socio-economic characteristics of the population, costs of elderly care and accessibility measures at county level. Results show a number of significant associations: high rates of the elderly fall are associated with high cost of the elderly care but also low rate of elderly fall and good accessibility to basic services (e.g., grocery store, health care and cash machines). The articles finalizes with reflections of the results and suggestions for future research.

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Springer Netherlands, 2016. Vol. 81, no 1, 23-36 p.
Keyword [en]
Ecology of fall, Elderly fall, Geography of fall, Socio demographic variations, Population statistics, Transportation, Accessibility measures, Demographic variations, Elderly falls, Grocery stores, Older population, Socio-demographic characteristics, Socio-economics, Ecology
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Gerontology, specializing in Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-188310DOI: 10.1007/s10708-014-9594-2ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84957552929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-188310DiVA: diva2:935271
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Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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