The Population Study of Chinese Elderly-PINE Study

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AIMS Medical Science Journal Special Issue: The Populaton Study of Chinese Elderly-PINE Study

Editor's Name 
Dr. XinQi Dong; Dr. Melissa A Simon (Guest topic editor)
Professor of Medicine, Nursing, and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (SMA) 
Email:Xinqi_Dong@rush.edu, m-simon2@northwestern.edu

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AIMS Medical Science Journal Special Issue: The Populaton Study of Chinese Elderly-PINE Study

Chinese American community is the oldest, largest and among the fastest growing Asian subpopulations in the U.S. Population estimates suggests that there are 4.0 million Chinese Americans in the United States, comprising 23% of the Asian American. The Chinese American community is also graying rapidly. Compared to Asian American groups, Chinese community is older and has a higher median age. According to U.S. Census data, from 2000 to 2010, the Chinese population aged 65 and over experienced a growth rate almost four times higher than that of overall U.S. older adult population.

While there is a pressing socio-demographic imperative to investigate the health and well-being of Chinese older adults, research with Chinese community have been challenging. Most federal health data collection efforts have aggregated a much larger Asian category and therefore the health data of Chinese Americans as an ethnicity specific group have been scarce. With a high level of reluctance towards participation in federally sponsored activities, health information of Chinese elderly is even more limited. As a result, our current knowledge remains limited regarding the health and well-being of Chinese older adults.

In order to expand our knowledge base, The PINE study - Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago-is a comprehensive survey that examines the health and well-being of Chinese older adults in the greater Chicago area. To our knowledge, the PINE study (N>3100) is the largest cohorts of Chinese elderly ever assembled for epidemiological research in Western countries.  The overarching goals of this proposed special issue from the PINE study are: to improve our understanding on the medical, psychosocial and cultural wellbeing of Chinese older adults in the US and to improve our understanding of relevant gender disparities in psychosocial and cultural facets of aging in a Chicago Chinese population of older men and women.

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Submission due date28 May 2014.

XinQi Dong
AIMS Medical Science, 2015, 2(3): 261-270. doi: 10.3934/medsci.2015.3.261
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Xinqi Dong, E-Shien Chang, Stephanie Bergren
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Xinqi Dong, Ruijia Chen, Susan K. Roepke-Buehler
AIMS Medical Science, 2014, 1(2): 103-124. doi: 10.3934/medsci.2014.2.103
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