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The aim of the survey was to provide nationally representative prevalence estimates of elder abuse and neglect in the community. Five types of mistreatment were focused on; financial, physical, psychological and sexual abuse, and neglect.

Main Topics/Subject Category
The research primarily focused on mistreatment which occurred within a relationship where there could reasonably be an expectation of trust – this included family members, close friends, and care workers. However, data was also gathered about mistreatment involving a whole range of perpetrators.
United Kingdom, abuse, abuse of the elderly, age, ageing, bedrooms, care of the elderly, caregivers, child benefits, chronic illness, crime victims, day centres, debilitative illness, domestic violence, driving licences, economic activity, educational background, educational certificates, elderly, electric mobility vehicles, emotional states, employees, ethnic groups, family members, financial crimes, friends, full-time employment, furnished accommodation, gender, health, health consultations, home help, home ownership, hospital outpatient services, hospitalization, households, housing benefits, housing tenure, ill health, income, income-related benefits, job seeker's allowance, landlords, leisure time activities, meals-on-wheels, medicinal drugs, mental health, national identity, negligence (legal), neighbours, occupational pensions, occupational qualifications, old age, old people's clubs
Identifier Variables
Economic/Subject Categories
Area of Health System
Social care
Data Available
Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
National Centre for Social Research and
King's College London. Social Care Workforce Research Unit
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
Coverage (date of field work)
Unit of Analysis

People aged 66 and over living in private households in the UK in 2006, 2,111 cases

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access