A longitudinal study of functional change and mortality in the United States.

@article{Manton1988ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of functional change and mortality in the United States.},
  author={Kenneth G. Manton},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1988},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={S153-61}
}
Studies of functional impairments in the U.S. elderly population have tended to rely on prevalence estimates from nationally representative health and institutional surveys. These prevalence estimates generally show higher rates of disability for females than males. Unfortunately, prevalence estimates can be misleading when one attempts to assess the risks of certain types of health event transitions for individuals. This study directly examined the individual transitions both into and out of… CONTINUE READING
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