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[Socioeconomic and demographic indicators associated with functional disability in the elderly].

@article{Pereira2012SocioeconomicAD,
  title={[Socioeconomic and demographic indicators associated with functional disability in the elderly].},
  author={Gustavo Nunes Pereira and Gisele A. N. Bastos and G. F. Del Duca and A. Bos},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={
          2035-42
        }
}
This study analyzed the prevalence of functional disability in the elderly and its association with socioeconomic and demographic factors. This was a population-based cross-sectional study with a sample of 631 elders (≥ 60 years). The Katz index and Lawton scale, respectively, were used to evaluate basic and instrumental activities of daily living. Demographic and socioeconomic variables were analyzed. Numerical variables were tested with the Student t test and non-numerical ones with the chi… Expand
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