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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, Volume 16, Issue 5 (March-1 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The mental health issues of elderly urban residents increase the social and economic costs to [...] Read more. The mental health issues of elderly urban residents increase the social and economic costs to society associated with dementia and depression. it is necessary to identify the vulnerable characteristics of elderly urban residents. The aim of this study was to identify the demographic and social characteristics of 11,408 elderly urban residents in relation to stress levels and symptoms of depression in Korea, and to calculate the odds ratio for urban green space. We found that the demographic and social characteristics of the elderly vulnerable to mental health problems and the mental health outcomes significantly decreased in relation to the ratio of green space area. These findings have policy implications for assisting elderly people vulnerable to mental health issues and for establishing a green welfare policy targeting this population. View this paper