Living Alone in Europe and Health Behaviours

Journal Article

Living Alone in Europe and Health Behaviours

Abstract

Living alone in old age is an indicator of higher risk of adverse health behavior. Older adults living alone smoke more and eat less healthy food than those living with others, but they are also less likely to drink excessively. Living arrangements and related health behaviours vary substantially across countries. Thus, although policy should promote a healthy lifestyle among older adults living alone, a one-size-fits-all approach is suboptimal.

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https://www.degruyter.com/view/book/9783110617245/10.1515/9783110617245-026.xml

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Cross-Center Initiative

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