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Health Data Analysis and Measuring the Age-friendliness of Urban Environment
Ko, Youngho Associate Research Fellow Han, Seungyeon Assistant Research Fellow Shon, Donghwa Associate Research Fellow
  • General 2020-3
  • 2020.12.31
  • 4Page
  • Hit 4165
Summary

The fast progression into being the super-aged society of Korea requests cross government level responses and policies. However, existing efforts to cope with the aging society focus on the expansion of medical care for the elderly and welfare services centered on the Ministry of Health and Welfare. There is insufficient response and discussion on the architecture and urban environment experienced by the elderly in their daily lives. The survey to suggest the foundation for policy establishment and improvement also inquires about the health status and social relationships of the elderly in accordance with the “Elderly Welfare Act.” It requires an objective and quantitative measurement of the age-friendliness of the architecture and urban environment experienced by the elderly. The World Health Organization(WHO) emphasizes an age-friendliness diagnosis and establishing policies using the diagnosis results as the first step in creating age-friendly cities and communities.

This study established the assessment items for age-friendliness in the living environment of the local community and conducted a pilot diagnosis in 31 cities and counties in Gyeonggi-do. The correlation between regional age-friendliness assessment results and local elderly health status was also reviewed.

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