Medical aspects of ageing in a population with intellectual disability: III. Mobility, internal conditions and cancer.

@article{Evenhuis1997MedicalAO,
  title={Medical aspects of ageing in a population with intellectual disability: III. Mobility, internal conditions and cancer.},
  author={Heleen M. Evenhuis},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={8-18}
}
The aim of this study was to assess mobility impairment and morbidity and mortality caused by internal conditions and cancer in an ageing population with mild to severe intellectual disability. Seventy subjects with a mean age of 70 years (range 60-92 years) at initial evaluation, were assessed during a 10-year prospective longitudinal study. As was to be expected, there was a high prevalence of mobility impairment (30% under and 58% over age 75), similar to reports from other ageing… CONTINUE READING

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