Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability among the Elderly

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Subject Index
Accommodation, functioning and, 413–15, 414f. See also Workplace accommodation
Activities of Daily Living (ADL), 8, 152. See also Disability
Acute rheumatic fever, 24
Age distributions, impact of changes in, on disability rolls, 345–48
Alzheimer's disease, 29
Arrhythmia, 23–24, 194, 212–13
Arteriosclerosis, 23
Arthritis, 8, 10, 153, 154; autoimmune theory of, 56; Baby Boomers and, 227–29; data for study of, 59–60; defined, 55– 56; diagnosis of, 57–59; factors affecting probability of having, 69–73; historical overview of, 56–57; migratory, 57; osteoarthritis, 57; predicting declines in, 48–49; prevalence of, 5–6; prevalence rates and duration of, 60– 69; rheumatoid, 56–57
Assistive equipment, 8
Assistive services, self-reported use of, 177, 178t
Assistive technology (AT): caregiving and, 15–17; data for study of, 418; discussion of results for study of, 433–34; introduction to, 411–13; limitations of study of, 434–35; methodology for study of, 419–21; mobility and, 414–15; public insurance for, 416; racial/ethnic disparities for, 415–17; results for study of, 421–33; socioeconomic disparities for, 415–17; variables for study of, 418–19
AT. See Assistive technology (AT)
Atherosclerosis, 23, 26
Baby Boomers: arthritis and, 227–29, 234; Body Mass Index and, 224; discussion of results of, 231–34; lifestyle factors and disability rates of, 223–24; mobility disability and, 229, 231f, 234; overweight and, 227, 234; study design of, 224–27; study results for, 227–31
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 94
BHPS. See British Household Panel Survey (BHPS)
Body Mass Index (BMI), Baby Boomers and, 224
Bradycardia, 24
British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), 254; disability questions in, 255–56; pain questions in, 259
Business cycles, impact of, on disability rolls, 355–59
CABG. See Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), 8, 9, 191–92; admissions for, 196, 198f; background on, 192–94; event probabilities for, 199, 200f; health and financial impacts of

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