Predictors of nursing home admission in a biracial population.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Racial differences in predictors of institutionalization were studied in a biracial North Carolina cohort (n = 4074). During 3 years of follow-up, 8.5% of Whites and 6.4% of African Americans were admitted to nursing homes. African Americans were one half as likely as Whites to be institutionalized after adjustment for other risk factors. Among Whites, impaired activities of daily living and cognition were the strongest predictors; among African Americans, impaired instrumental activities of daily living and prior history of nursing home use were strongest. Racial differences in nursing home use were not explained by financial and social support or physical and cognitive impairment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Salive, ME; Collins, KS; Foley, DJ; George, LK

Published Date

  • December 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1765 - 1767

PubMed ID

  • 8259815

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1694943

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.83.12.1765


  • eng