The Ones We Seldom See: Old Folks in Young Countries

A. Mark Clarfield

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It has long been thought that demographic aging and its attendant implications for health and social services is primarily a problem for industrialized wealthy countries. Nothing could be further from the truth since most older persons (and an increasingly higher number) reside in low-income countries. Through a description of a home visit to older women in the small town of Gondar, Ethiopia, the general state of older persons in sub-Saharan Africa is addressed. J Am Geriatr Soc 67:2240–2244, 2019.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2240-2244
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2019


  • Ethiopia
  • global burden of disease
  • low-income countries
  • sub-Saharan Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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