Health Disparities in the Older Population of the US and Mexico


The principal aim of the project was to investigate health disparities among the elderly and old population by socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity in Mexico and the United States, and to propose potential explanations for the observed differences in morbidity and mortality observed among various population groups in the two countries. The project aimed also to investigate how the effects of socioeconomic factors such as education, race, ethnicity, sex change over the life span of individuals, and whether these effects a different among the two countries. An additional effort of the project was to investigate whether the socioeconomic groups who experience the highest level of morbidity and mortality experience the most rapid health selection over the life course, and whether the accumulation of adverse health processes from childhood onwards may accelerate the aging processes.

Funded By: 
P30 Pilots
Award Dates: 
July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004
PARC Grant Year: 
Year 10