Multiple Chronic Conditions and Limitations in Activities of Daily Living in a Community-Based Sample of Older Adults in New York City, 2009

@inproceedings{Ralph2013MultipleCC,
  title={Multiple Chronic Conditions and Limitations in Activities of Daily Living in a Community-Based Sample of Older Adults in New York City, 2009},
  author={Nancy L. Ralph and Thelma J. Mielenz and Hilary B. Parton and A M Flatley and Lorna E. Thorpe},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION Nationally, 60% to 75% of older adults have multiple (2 or more) chronic conditions (MCCs), and the burden is even higher among low-income, racial/ethnic minority populations. MCCs limit activities of daily living (ADLs), yet this association is not well characterized outside of clinical populations. We examined the association of MCCs with ADLs in a racially/ethnically diverse population of low-income older adults living in New York City public housing. METHODS A representative… CONTINUE READING
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