Contribution of health behaviours and clinical factors to socioeconomic differences in frailty among older adults.

@article{SolerVil2016ContributionOH,
  title={Contribution of health behaviours and clinical factors to socioeconomic differences in frailty among older adults.},
  author={Hosanna Soler-Vil{\'a} and Esther Garc{\'i}a-Esquinas and Luz Ma Le{\'o}n-Mu{\~n}oz and Esther Lopez-Garcia and Jos{\'e} R Banegas and Fernando Rodr{\'i}guez-Artalejo},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2016},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={
          354-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND To examine the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and risk of frailty, and to assess whether behavioural and clinical factors (BCF) mediate this association. METHODS Cohort of 1857 non-institutionalised individuals aged ≥ 60 years recruited in 2008-2010 and followed through 2012. Education, occupation, and BCF were ascertained at baseline, and incident frailty was assessed at follow-up with the Fried frailty criteria. RESULTS Men showed no differences in frailty risk… CONTINUE READING

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