Transiciones de la discapacidad según afiliación a instituciones de salud en adultos mayores en México

José Eduardo Cabrero-Castro, Carmen García-Peña, Ricardo Ramírez-AldanaDenCMat

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Objective. To study the transitions of disability according to health insurance in the population of adults over 50 in Mexico, as well as the set of socioeconomic and health variables associated with these transitions. Materials and methods. Data comes from the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS). Twenty regression models were fitted for the transitions of disability measured through activities of daily living in the period 2012–15, using socioeconomic and health as explanatory variables. Results. Enrollees with Seguro Popular had the highest frequency of transition to disability with 13.26%. Health insurance was not found to be related to any of the four transitions studied. Diseases associated with the development of disability vary according to health insurance. Conclusions. The socioeconomic and health factors associated with disability transitions are different between health insurance enrolees.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)565-574
Number of pages10
JournalSalud publica de Mexico
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Mexico
  • activities of daily living
  • disability
  • health insurance
  • health services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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