Three in five Italian elderly face economic troubles
One in five live alone26 September, 15:24
The so-called PASSI report was drawn up by the PASSI d'Argento support network for the elderly, with the support of the Italian health ministry and the coordination of the Iss. PASSI d'Argento is active nationwide, and drew the statistics from 24,000 citizens over the age of 64 in 18 regions. One in five of those interviewed live alone, while some 19% of to total have an alcohol consumption level that could be considered risky. About 38% declared not to have been vaccinated against influenza in the last winter season.