The association of race with frailty: the cardiovascular health study.

@article{Hirsch2006TheAO,
  title={The association of race with frailty: the cardiovascular health study.},
  author={Calvin Hayes Hirsch and Melissa L Anderson and Anne B. Newman and Willem Johan Kop and Sharon S Jackson and John S. Gottdiener and Russell P Tracy and Linda P. Fried},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={
          545-53
        }
}
PURPOSE Frailty, which has been conceptualized as a state of decreased physiologic reserve contributing to functional decline, has a prevalence among older African Americans that is twice that in older whites. This study assesses the independent contribution of race to frailty. METHODS We evaluated 786 African-American and 4491 white participants of the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). Frailty is defined as meeting three or more of five criteria derived from CHS measures: lowest quintile… CONTINUE READING
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