Geographical variations in self-rated health and functional limitations among older Chinese in eight WHO-SAGE provinces.


Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (CRAHW), Research School of Population Health, College of Health and Medicine, The Australian National University, 54 Mills Road, Acton, Canberra, 2601, Australia. [Email]


The proportion of population ageing in China will grow significantly in the next few decades but the pace of population ageing and social change vary considerably across regions. Notably, Eastern coastal areas are economically more advanced compared to the Western region. These economic disparities could result in differing adverse health outcomes.


Ageing population,China,Functional limitations,Health disparities,Self-rated health,Urban-rural inequalities,