Gender differences in the relationship between smoking and frailty: results from the Beijing Longitudinal Study of Aging.

@article{Wang2013GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in the relationship between smoking and frailty: results from the Beijing Longitudinal Study of Aging.},
  author={Chunxiu Wang and Xiaowei Song and Arnold Mitnitski and Pu-lin Yu and Xiang-hua Fang and Zhe J Tang and Jing Shi and Kenneth Rockwood},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={338-46}
}
BACKGROUND Smoking is common in China, where the population is aging rapidly. This study evaluated the relationship between smoking and frailty and their joint association with health and survival in older Chinese men and women. METHODS Data came from the Beijing Longitudinal Study of Aging, a representative cohort study with a 15-year follow-up. Community-dwelling people (n = 3257) aged more than 55 years at baseline were followed between 1992 and 2007, during which time 51% died. A frailty… CONTINUE READING
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