|Title||The earnings, income, and assets of persons aged 51-61 with and without musculoskeletal conditions.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Date Published||1997 Oct|
|Keywords||Comorbidity, Data collection, Disabled Persons, Economics, Female, Health Services Research, Humans, Income, Male, Middle Aged, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Retirement|
OBJECTIVE: To describe the personal and family earnings, income, and assets of persons with musculoskeletal conditions.
METHODS: This study uses the Health and Retirement Survey, a national, community based probability sample of persons 51-61 years of age and their spouses in 1992 to estimate earnings, income, and assets (by kind) in the years immediately prior to the normal age of retirement.
RESULTS: Fifty-nine percent of persons 51-61 years of age (13.76 million) report one or more musculoskeletal condition; of these 38% (8.74 million) also report at least one comorbid condition and 21% (5.02 million) report no such comorbidity. Persons with musculoskeletal conditions and comorbidity report 18% lower family earnings, 15% lower family income, and 35% fewer assets than the average among all persons these ages. Persons with musculoskeletal conditions and no comorbidity have earnings, incomes, and assets closer to the average among their peers.
CONCLUSION: Persons with musculoskeletal conditions and comorbidity have lower earnings and incomes now and fewer assets with which to face the future than the remainder of their peers.
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Comorbidity/Data Collection/Disabled Persons/Economics/Female/Health Services Research/Economics/Human/Income/Middle Age/Musculoskeletal Diseases/Economics/Retirement/Economics/Support, U.S. Government--PHS
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|Alternate Journal||J Rheumatol|
|Grant List||AR20684 / AR / NIAMS NIH HHS / United States|