Elder Mistreatment in U.S. Community-Dwelling Chinese Older Women

Xin Qi Dong*, Ruijia Chen, Melissa A. Simon

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This study explored the prevalence and correlates of elder mistreatment among community-dwelling Chinese women in the U.S. Data were from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE), a population-based study of U.S. Chinese older adults aged 60 years and above. Of the 1,833 older women, 289 (15.8%) reported suffering from elder mistreatment. Higher educational levels, lower overall health status, and worsening health over the past year were positively correlated with elder mistreatment, while a greater number of children and grandchildren were negatively correlated with elder mistreatment. Considerable efforts should be put into designing tailored interventions to reduce elder mistreatment in U.S. Chinese women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1112
Number of pages16
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016


  • Chinese
  • elder mistreatment
  • older women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law
  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science


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