Frailty and mortality among Chinese at advanced ages.

@article{Gu2009FrailtyAM,
  title={Frailty and mortality among Chinese at advanced ages.},
  author={Danan Gu and Matthew E Dupre and Jessica M Sautter and Haiyan Zhu and Yuzhi Liu and Zeng Yi},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={279-89}
}
OBJECTIVES This study investigates the factors associated with frailty and the association of frailty with mortality in a national sample of adults aged 65-109 in China. METHODS Using the 2002 wave of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey, we construct a frailty index (FI) based on 39 measures available in the data set. We use ordinal logistic regressions to examine the factors associated with the FI and use Weibull hazard regression to examine the association between frailty and… CONTINUE READING

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