Falls in Mexican older adults aged 60 years and older

Luis M. Valderrama-Hinds, Soham Al Snih al snih, Nai wei Chen, Martin A. Rodriguez, Rebeca Wong

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Background: Falls are a major cause of disability, morbidity, institutionalization, and mortality in older adults. Objectives: The purpose of the study was to examine the risk factors for falls among Mexican older adults aged 60 years and older. Methods: This study included 6247 participants and their spouse or partner aged 60 years and older from the Mexican Health and Aging Study, an ongoing longitudinal study (2001–2012) conducted in Mexico. Measures included socio-demographics, falls, physical activity, comorbid conditions, pain, vertigo, vision and hearing impairments, urinary incontinence, lower extremity functional limitation, activities of daily living (ADLs), cognitive function, and depressive symptoms. Results: Mean age was 69.6 years (standard error = 0.18) and 51.8% were female. Forty percent reported one or more falls at baseline. Older age, being female, obesity, arthritis, fractures, stroke, suffering pain, vertigo, lower extremity functional limitations, physical activity, depressive symptoms, urinary incontinence, and ADL disability were significant factors associated with one or more falls over time. Discussion: Early detection and treatment of the risk factors for falls in this population will help improve the quality of life and reduce medical complications and health care costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalAging clinical and experimental research
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StateAccepted/In press - Apr 17 2018

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Vertigo
Urinary Incontinence
Activities of Daily Living
Health Care Costs
Lower Extremity
Exercise
Depression
Pain
Institutionalization
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Mexico
Spouses
Hearing Loss
Cognition
Arthritis
Longitudinal Studies
Obesity
Stroke
Quality of Life
Demography

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Falls
  • Mexico
  • MHAS
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Falls in Mexican older adults aged 60 years and older. / Valderrama-Hinds, Luis M.; Al Snih al snih, Soham; Chen, Nai wei; Rodriguez, Martin A.; Wong, Rebeca.

In: Aging clinical and experimental research, 17.04.2018, p. 1-7.

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Valderrama-Hinds, Luis M. ; Al Snih al snih, Soham ; Chen, Nai wei ; Rodriguez, Martin A. ; Wong, Rebeca. / Falls in Mexican older adults aged 60 years and older. In: Aging clinical and experimental research. 2018 ; pp. 1-7.
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