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Gender, Living Arrangements, and Social Circumstances as Determinants of Entry Into and Exit From Long-Term Institutional Care at Older Ages: A 6-Year Follow-Up Study of Older Finns
The Gerontologist 34 Purpose: Due to population aging, the need for long-term institutional care is increasing. We study the potentially modifi able sociodemographic factors that affect the rate of entry into and exit from longterm care. Design and Methods: A 40% sample from the population registration data of Finns aged 65 and older living in private households at the end of 1997 ( n = 280,722) was followed for fi rst entry into ( n = 35,926) and subsequent exit -due to death or return to thedoi:10.1093/geront/gnp013 pmid:19363002 fatcat:n3ruaxtm7ndmjblqzzeu7sorca