Chuanzhu Cai

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BACKGROUND The potential mediating effect of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) (e.g., ischemic heart disease and stroke) on the association between abnormal serum lipids and late-life depressive symptoms has not been investigated. PURPOSE We aimed to examine the associations between serum lipids and elevated depressive symptoms among older Chinese people and(More)
OBJECTIVES Epidemiological data concerning atherosclerotic disease among older people in rural China are sparse. We seek to determine prevalence and cardiovascular risk factor profiles for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and carotid atherosclerosis (CAS) among Chinese older people living in a rural community. METHODS This cross-sectional study included(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiological scenario of cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs) among elderly people in rural China is unclear. We seek to describe the distribution, burden and management of major CRFs among older Chinese people living in the rural community. METHODS This cross-sectional study included 1538 participants in the Confucius Hometown Aging(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the association between tea consumption and depressive symptoms in Chinese older people and to explore the mediating role of cerebrovascular disease in the association. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. SETTING A rural community near Qufu in Shandong, China. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling individuals aged 60 and(More)
BACKGROUND The burden of chronic diseases in China is substantial now. Data on patterns of chronic diseases and multimorbidity among older adults, especially among those living in rural areas, are sparse. OBJECTIVE We aim to investigate the prevalence and patterns of chronic disease pairs and multimorbidity in elderly people living in rural China. (More)
AIM To investigate the associations between medication use and functional dependence in Chinese older people living in a rural community. METHODS The cross-sectional study included 1538 participants (age ≥60 years, 59.1% women) in the Confucius Hometown Aging Project in Shandong, China. In June 2010 to July 2011, data on demographics, lifestyle factors,(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between the metabolic syndrome and subclinical atherosclerosis among elderly people remains controversial. We seek to investigate the associations of metabolic syndrome and its components with subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in older people living in rural China. METHODS This cross-sectional study included 911 participants(More)
BACKGROUND The interactive effect between diabetes and impaired kidney function on cognitive impairment in older adults has not yet been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of diabetes and impaired kidney function with cognitive impairment among Chinese older people living in a rural area. METHODS This cross-sectional study(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular risk factors such as hypertension and obesity have been associated with physical limitations among older adults. PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to examine whether individual and aggregated vascular risk factors (VRFs) are associated with functional dependence and to what extent carotid atherosclerosis (CAS) or peripheral artery(More)
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