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Prevalence of Car Ownership and Car Driving Among Elderly in Sweden.

Ståhl, Agneta LU and Rundgren, Åke (1984) In Journal of Traffic Medicine 12.
Abstract
In a mail survey of about 900 men and women above the age of 65 living in one small and large city in Sweden and also in a longitudinal and cohort comparison population study of people between the ages of 70 to 79, living in another large city, questions were asked about car-driving and the possession of a driver's license and of a car. In the age-group 65-74 half of the households owned a car, while in the age group 75-79 only 22 percent had a car. Of all people above the age of 65, 33 percent held a driver's license. At the age of 65-69 about every second person had a driver's license, while at the age of 75-79 this proportion was about one fourth to one third and at 85 years or above less than one in five held a driver's license. A... (More)
In a mail survey of about 900 men and women above the age of 65 living in one small and large city in Sweden and also in a longitudinal and cohort comparison population study of people between the ages of 70 to 79, living in another large city, questions were asked about car-driving and the possession of a driver's license and of a car. In the age-group 65-74 half of the households owned a car, while in the age group 75-79 only 22 percent had a car. Of all people above the age of 65, 33 percent held a driver's license. At the age of 65-69 about every second person had a driver's license, while at the age of 75-79 this proportion was about one fourth to one third and at 85 years or above less than one in five held a driver's license. A pronounced sex difference in holding a driver's license was evident, the ratio males to females being 7:2 at the age of 65-69 and 7:1 at the age of 70-74. A decrease in the frequency of car-driving was found with increasing age. This was not primarily due to reduction in driving frequency with increasing age due to i.e. medical reasons, but seems to be a consequence of a lower prevalence of holding a driver's license. Only 15 percent of those men who drove a car at the age of 70 had given this up at the age of 79. (Less)
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Driver licenses, Aged drivers, Gender, Automobile ownership
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  abstract     = {In a mail survey of about 900 men and women above the age of 65 living in one small and large city in Sweden and also in a longitudinal and cohort comparison population study of people between the ages of 70 to 79, living in another large city, questions were asked about car-driving and the possession of a driver's license and of a car. In the age-group 65-74 half of the households owned a car, while in the age group 75-79 only 22 percent had a car. Of all people above the age of 65, 33 percent held a driver's license. At the age of 65-69 about every second person had a driver's license, while at the age of 75-79 this proportion was about one fourth to one third and at 85 years or above less than one in five held a driver's license. A pronounced sex difference in holding a driver's license was evident, the ratio males to females being 7:2 at the age of 65-69 and 7:1 at the age of 70-74. A decrease in the frequency of car-driving was found with increasing age. This was not primarily due to reduction in driving frequency with increasing age due to i.e. medical reasons, but seems to be a consequence of a lower prevalence of holding a driver's license. Only 15 percent of those men who drove a car at the age of 70 had given this up at the age of 79.},
  author       = {Ståhl, Agneta and Rundgren, Åke},
  issn         = {0345-5564},
  keyword      = {Driver licenses,Aged drivers,Gender,Automobile ownership},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {IAATM},
  series       = {Journal of Traffic Medicine},
  title        = {Prevalence of Car Ownership and Car Driving Among Elderly in Sweden.},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {1984},
}