Patterns of Frailty in Older Adults : Comparing Results from Higher and Lower Income Countries Using the Survey of Health , Ageing

We use the method of deficit accumulation to describe prevalent and incident levels of frailty in community-dwelling older persons and compare prevalence rates in higher income countries in Europe, to prevalence rates in six lower income countries. Two multi-country data collection efforts, SHARE and SAGE, provide nationally representative samples of adults… (More)