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Association between Economic Activity and Cognitive Health: A Population-Based Observational Study

Authors
 Jae Hyun Kim  ;  Tae Hyun Kim 
Citation
 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION, Vol.22(1) : 1-9, 2020-01 
Journal Title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION
ISSN
 1462-3730 
Issue Date
2020-01
Keywords
Activity ; economic ; elderly ; health ; restriction
Abstract
This study investigates whether restricted participation in productive activity is associated with cognitive health in Korea. Furthermore, given the enormous socioeconomic disparities between aging and gender differences in employment, we also examine whether these associations vary by gender and age. Data from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLoSA) from 2006 to 2016 was used and 9,942 subjects were included at baseline in 2006. To analyze the association between restricted economic activity due to health condition and cognitive function, generalized estimating equation (GEE) model and chi-square test were used. Of the 9,942 individuals at baseline in 2006, the odds ratio (OR) of cognitive decline in those in the “very probable” of restricted economic activity was 2.58 times higher (p-value: < 0.0001) compared with “not at all” of restricted economic activity. In a subgroup analysis, ≤ 64 years and ≥ 65 years groups presented similar results. OR of cognitive decline in “very probable” of restricted economic activity was 2.50 times higher (p-value: < 0.0001) compared with “not at all” of restricted economic activity in both groups, respectively. For male and female, OR of cognitive decline in “very probable” of restricted economic activity was 2.77 times higher (p-value: < 0.0001) and 2.40 times higher (p-value: < 0.0001) compared with “not at all” of restricted economic activity, respectively. Our findings highlight association between restriction in economic activity and cognitive function among middle aged and elderly population in Korea. Given the benefits of economic activity, efforts should be made to improve health condition and reduce barriers to participate in economic activity.
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DOI
10.32604/IJMHP.2020.010995
Appears in Collections:
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Tae Hyun(김태현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1053-8958
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/182694
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