Prevalence of frailty in middle-aged and older community-dwelling Europeans living in 10 countries.

  title={Prevalence of frailty in middle-aged and older community-dwelling Europeans living in 10 countries.},
  author={Brigitte Santos-Eggimann and Patrick Cu{\'e}noud and Jacques Spagnoli and Julien Junod},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={64 6},
BACKGROUND Frailty is an indicator of health status in old age. Its frequency has been described mainly for North America; comparable data from other countries are lacking. Here we report on the prevalence of frailty in 10 European countries included in a population-based survey. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of 18,227 randomly selected community-dwelling individuals 50 years of age and older, enrolled in the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in 2004. Complete data… CONTINUE READING
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