Absence of association between frailty index and survival in elderly Brazilians: the FIBRA Study.

@article{Pereira2017AbsenceOA,
  title={Absence of association between frailty index and survival in elderly Brazilians: the FIBRA Study.},
  author={Alexandre Alves Pereira and Fl{\'a}via Silva Arbex Borim and Anita Liberalesso Neri},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2017},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={e00194115}
}
In Brazil, the frailty index has not been evaluated previously for its capacity to predict mortality in community-dwelling elderly. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the association between frailty index and mortality in the elderly. This was a prospective study consisting of data from the FIBRA Network-2008-2009 in Campinas, São Paulo State, with information on community-dwelling older adults from the urban area and through the Mortality Information System. Comparisons and… CONTINUE READING
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