Characterizing Aging-Related Health in Older Women with a History of Incarceration: Multimorbidity, Polypharmacy, Mortality, Frailty, and Depression.

TitleCharacterizing Aging-Related Health in Older Women with a History of Incarceration: Multimorbidity, Polypharmacy, Mortality, Frailty, and Depression.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationForthcoming
AuthorsEmerson, A, Li, X, Zaller, N, Ramaswamy, M
JournalJournal of Aging and Health
Pagination8982643241233322
ISSN Number1552-6887
KeywordsFrailty, lifecourse, Social Factors
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To characterize aging-related health in women with past CLSI and compare with women with no-CLSI.

METHOD: Health and Retirement Study Wave 11 and 12 data from women age >50 with CLSI were compared with data from women age >50 with no-CLSI. Generalized linear models were estimated for aging-related health outcomes.

RESULTS: The group with CLSI ( = 230) was significantly younger than the no-CLSI group ( = 8035) yet had more physical, functional, and mental health challenges and fewer resources. Incarceration significantly predicted aging-related outcomes of multimorbidity, polypharmacy, mortality, frailty, and depression.

DISCUSSION: Earlier onset of physical and functional health conditions in women with past CLSI has implications for health education and promotion, clinical practice, and intervention design.

DOI10.1177/08982643241233322
Citation Key13779
PubMed ID38374771