Diabetes predicts long-term disability in an elderly urban cohort: the Northern Manhattan Study.

PURPOSE There are limited data on vascular predictors of long-term disability in Hispanics. We hypothesized that (1) functional status declines over time and (2) vascular risk factors predict functional decline. METHODS The Northern Manhattan Study contains a population-based study of 3298 stroke-free individuals aged 40 years or older, followed for… CONTINUE READING