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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 362-366

Factors influencing life satisfaction and discrimination among the elderly in India

1 Consultant, Knowledge Management Division, National Health Systems Resource Centre, NIHFW Campus, New Delhi, India
2 Lead Consultant, Knowledge Management Division, National Health Systems Resource Centre, NIHFW Campus, New Delhi, India
3 Executive Director, National Health Systems Resource Centre, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijph.ijph_2152_21

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India is moving toward a demographic transition which leads to more elderly population than younger. Maximum life satisfaction (LS) and minimum discrimination are necessary to have healthy aging. The secondary data analysis was conducted to assess the perceived LS and discrimination among the elderly based on Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI). Data from the LASI-Wave I were used to analyzing to assess the LS and discrimination and factors associated with them. This study reported that the majority of the elderly were satisfied with their life and does not face any kind of discrimination; however, various factors affect them. LS was positively associated with the level of Monthly per capita consumption expenditure quintile, and education, self-rated good health. Furthermore, refraining from alcohol and tobacco positively influence the LS among the elderly. The factors responsible for more LS among the elderly were education, money, social support, and a healthy lifestyle.

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