Predictors of disability in elderly Finnish men--a longitudinal study.

  title={Predictors of disability in elderly Finnish men--a longitudinal study.},
  author={U K Lammi and S L Kivel{\"a} and Aulikki Nissinen and S. Punsar and Pekka M Puska and Martti J. Karvonen},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  volume={42 12},
Factors predicting disability in late life were studied in 716 men from eastern or southwestern Finland in connection with the 25-year follow-up of the East-West Study, which is part of the Seven Countries Study, in 1984. In middle-aged men, low forced vital capacity, occurrence of diabetes, presence of intermittent claudication, high diastolic blood pressure, higher age and lower educational level showed the greatest predicting power for future disability 15-25 years later. In later middle age… CONTINUE READING