Risk factors for 5-year mortality in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study.

  title={Risk factors for 5-year mortality in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study.},
  author={Linda P. Fried and Richard A. Kronmal and Anne B. Newman and Diane E. Bild and Maurice B. Mittelmark and Joseph F. Polak and Julie A Robbins and Julius M. Gardin},
  volume={279 8},
CONTEXT Multiple factors contribute to mortality in older adults, but the extent to which subclinical disease and other factors contribute independently to mortality risk is not known. OBJECTIVE To determine the disease, functional, and personal characteristics that jointly predict mortality in community-dwelling men and women aged 65 years or older. DESIGN Prospective population-based cohort study with 5 years of follow-up and a validation cohort of African Americans with 4.25-year follow… CONTINUE READING
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