Journal of Population Ageing

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 95–108 | Cite as

Factors Associated with Perceived Health Status of the Vietnamese Older People

  • Long Thanh GiangEmail author
  • Dat Van Duong
  • Yeop Jeong Kim


This study, using data from the Vietnam Aging Survey (VNAS) in 2011 with 2789 persons aged from 60 to 108, explored the factors associated with the perceived health status of the Vietnamese older people. Using logistic regression analysis, the study found that there were no statistically significant differences between older people in their perceived health status in terms of age group, gender, marital status, and living area. In contrast, however, the study also found that reading ability, working status, morbidity, activities in daily living, experience of domestic violence, household income, and satisfaction with housing conditions were strongly correlated with older people’s perceived health status. Based on these findings, the study provided a set of recommendations for developing and implementing policies in order to enhance health status of the Vietnamese older people.


Ageing Health Older people Perceived health status Policy Vietnam 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Long Thanh Giang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dat Van Duong
    • 2
  • Yeop Jeong Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Public Policy and Management (IPPM)National Economics UniversityHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)HanoiVietnam
  3. 3.Faculty of Agricultural EconomicsNational Economics UniversityHanoiVietnam

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