Exploring the relationship between national economic indicators and relative fitness and frailty in middle-aged and older Europeans.

@article{Theou2013ExploringTR,
  title={Exploring the relationship between national economic indicators and relative fitness and frailty in middle-aged and older Europeans.},
  author={Olga Theou and Thomas D Brothers and Michael Rockwood and David Haardt and Arnold Mitnitski and Kenneth Rockwood},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={614-9}
}
BACKGROUND on an individual level, lower-income has been associated with disability, morbidity and death. On a population level, the relationship of economic indicators with health is unclear. OBJECTIVE the purpose of this study was to evaluate relative fitness and frailty in relation to national income and healthcare spending, and their relationship with mortality. DESIGN AND SETTING secondary analysis of data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE); a… CONTINUE READING
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