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List of the Madrid indicators

The 50 Madrid indicators, adjusted to include ethnicity, are:

  1. Number and proportion of older persons aged 60+ in the population by age, sex, and ethnicity
  2. Proportion of older persons living in urban areas, by age, sex, and ethnicity
  3. Rate of population growth of older persons by age
  4. Proportion of older persons living alone by age, sex, and ethnicity
  5. Proportion of older persons by type of living arrangement by age, sex, and ethnicity
  6. Proportion of older persons who are migrants by type of migration (national, international) by age, sex, and ethnicity
  7. Proportion of the population living below national poverty line by sex (ages 15-59 and 60+) and ethnicity
  8. Proportion of the population living below international poverty line ($1.25/day) by sex (ages 15-59 and 60+)
  9. Literacy rate by age, sex, and ethnicity benchmarked against literacy rate of adults aged 25-59 years
  10. Highest educational attainment of older persons by age, sex, and ethnicity benchmarked against highest educational attainment of adults aged 25-59 years
  11. Proportion of older persons covered by some form of old age income security programme (contributory or non-contributory) by age, sex, ethnicity, and poverty status
  12. Labour force participation of older persons by age, sex, and ethnicity
  13. Unemployment rate of older persons benchmarked against the labour force under 60 years of age
  14. Proportion of older persons providing and receiving support (e.g., monetary, care, etc.) to younger members of family/community neighbourhood) by age, sex, and ethnicity
  15. Proportion of older persons living in households with access to telephone (land line or cell) or personal computer, by age, sex, and ethnicity
  16. Proportion of older persons reported voting in last [general] election benchmarked against proportion for general population
  17. Inclusion of specific needs of older persons in all phases (preparedness, relief, and reconstruction) of humanitarian and disaster relief programmes
  18. Number of national level organisations of older persons represented in government policymaking processes
  19. Inclusion of issues of older persons relating to the three priority areas of the Madrid plan (development, health, and enabling environments) in national and sectoral development plans, including poverty reduction strategies
  20. Existence of statutory retirement age
  21. Existence of universal pension
  22. Existence of policies facilitating employment of older persons (no age-discrimination, special tax incentives for employment of elderly, etc.)
  23. Life expectancy by sex and ethnicity at birth; at age 60; and at age 80.
  24. Disability-free life expectancy by sex and ethnicity at birth; at age 60; and at age 80.
  25. Mortality rates of older persons from non-communicable diseases by age, sex, and ethnicity
  26. Mortality rates of older persons from external causes (homicide, suicide, accidents) by age, sex, and ethnicity
  27. Proportion of older persons covered by medical insurance
  28. Proportion of older persons reporting satisfaction with quality of life and their health, by age, sex, and ethnicity and benchmarked against general population
  29. Disability rate by age, sex, and ethnicity benchmarked against the disability rate for persons aged 15-59
  30. Prevalence of risk factors in older persons (smoking, physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, alcohol abuse, etc.) by age, sex, and ethnicity
  31. HIV prevalence among older persons by age, sex, and ethnicity and benchmarked against general population
  32. Prevalence of mental health problems among older persons by diagnosis and age, sex, and ethnicity
  33. Proportion of older persons reporting to be informed about various aspects of HIV/AIDS and benchmarked against general population
  34. Number and proportion of physicians with specialised training in geriatric care or health care of older persons
  35. Number and proportion of primary health care workers (nurses, physical therapists, district health workers, lab technicians, social workers etc.) with geriatric training
  36. Inclusion of data on older persons in national HIV/AIDS statistics (both infected and care givers)
  37. Does the national health plan address the specific needs of older persons
  38. Does the national disability plan specifically address the needs of older persons
  39. Number and proportion of public/private health care facilities with geriatric care
  40. Existence of primary health care services specifically designed for older persons
  41. Existence of guidelines and standards of health-care provision and rehabilitation services for older persons
  42. Availability of training programmes in care giving skills and medical care for older caregivers of HIV/AIDS patients
  43. Proportion of older persons living in households with safe water, improved sanitation, and access to electricity by age, sex, and ethnicity
  44. Proportion of older persons living on their own who need assistance with activities of daily living and are receiving support by age, sex, and ethnicity
  45. Proportion of older persons reporting neglect, abuse, or violence by age, sex, and ethnicity
  46. Reported incidences of neglect, abuse, or violence of older persons by age, sex, and ethnicity
  47. Proportion of older persons reporting discrimination/loss of respect because of age, by age, sex, and ethnicity
  48. Existence of a national policy to make transportation accessible to older persons
  49. Existence of national legislation to combat elder abuse
  50. Existence of national programmes to combat elder abuse.
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