Socio-Demographic Determinants of Quality of Life Among Aging Population in Thailand

  •  Yodfah Ratmanee    
  •  Phattrawan Tongkumchum    


Thailand is becoming an aged society. It is very important to investigate the effect of Thailand becoming an aged society. It is crucial to examine the impact of socio-demographic factors on quality of life (QoL) for population aging. This study aimed to understand the QoL of older adults aged 60 years or older based on their socio-demographic status. Using the data of 13 Regional Health (RH) of Thailand from 2012-2018. QoL was measured with the Thai version of the WHOQOL-BREF. A total of 400 older adults were selected from each region each year. To analyze the factors affecting the QoL between 2012 and 2018, the linear regression model was used. The results showed that the QoL significantly increases with age for both sexes. The QoL was significantly higher than the overall mean in the married and secured income groups. According to time, the QoL in 2015 was significantly lower than the overall mean. In addition, the groups of adults in Bangkok, lower northeast, southwest, and south of the country showed a significantly lower QoL.

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