Limited literacy and mortality in the elderly: the health, aging, and body composition study.

@article{Sudore2006LimitedLA,
  title={Limited literacy and mortality in the elderly: the health, aging, and body composition study.},
  author={Rebecca L Sudore and Kristine Yaffe and Suzanne Satterfield and Tamara B. Harris and K. M. Mehta and Eleanor M. Simonsick and Anne B. Newman and Caterina Rosano and Ronica N. Rooks and Susan M. Rubin and Hilsa N. Ayonayon and Dean Schillinger},
  journal={Journal of general internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={806-12}
}
BACKGROUND While limited literacy is common and its prevalence increases with age, no prospective study has assessed whether limited literacy is associated with mortality in older adults. OBJECTIVE To assess the association of limited literacy with mortality. DESIGN AND SETTING Five-year prospective study from 1999 to 2004 of community-dwelling elders from Memphis, TN, and Pittsburgh, PA, who were from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study. Subjects' literacy was assessed with the… CONTINUE READING
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