Chronic pain and obesity in elderly people: results from the Einstein aging study.

@article{McCarthy2009ChronicPA,
  title={Chronic pain and obesity in elderly people: results from the Einstein aging study.},
  author={Lucas H McCarthy and Marcelo Eduardo Bigal and Mindy Joy Katz and Carol A. Derby and Richard B. Lipton},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          115-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of chronic pain in elderly people and its relationship with obesity and associated comorbidities and risk factors. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS A representative community sample of 840 subjects aged 70 and older. MEASUREMENTS The prevalence of chronic pain and its relationship with obesity (categories defined according to body mass index (BMI)), other medical risk factors, and psychiatric comorbidities were examined… CONTINUE READING
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