Prevalence of falls and associated factors in elderly individuals.

  title={Prevalence of falls and associated factors in elderly individuals.},
  author={Danielle Teles da Cruz and L. Ribeiro and Marcel de Toledo Vieira and Maria Teresa Bustamante Teixeira and Ronaldo Rocha Bastos and Isabel Cristina Gonçalves Leite},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  volume={46 1},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of falls in elderly individuals and to analyze associated factors. METHODS Cross-sectional study with 420 elderly subjects (aged 60 years or older) living in the city of Juiz de Fora (Southeastern Brazil) in 2010. A household survey was conducted and the occurrence of falls in the 12 previous months was described. For the analysis of factors associated with the outcome, a theoretical determination model with three hierarchical blocks was built. The… CONTINUE READING