Lower body function as a predictor of mortality over 13 years of follow up

Findings from Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly

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Aim: The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of lower body function on mortality over 13 years of follow-up study. Methods: Data from the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly were used, and the Cox proportional hazard model of mortality on age sex, education, body mass index, Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, Mini-Mental State Examination, any activities of daily living, walk score and short physical performance battery was applied. Results: Results showed lower body function to be a strong predictor of mortality over 13 years, as indicated by walk and short physical performance battery scores, as well as any activities of daily living, depression and cognitive function. Furthermore, overweight or obese participants tended to live significantly longer over the long term. Conclusions: Lower body function significantly impacts mortality at 2, 7 and 13 years of follow-up study, but this association decreases in magnitude over time. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2016; 16: 1324–1331.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1324-1331
Number of pages8
JournalGeriatrics and Gerontology International
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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Hispanic Americans
Epidemiologic Studies
mortality
Mortality
Activities of Daily Living
Population
Depression
Sex Education
sex education
Proportional Hazards Models
Cognition
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Body Mass Index
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Keywords

  • activities of daily living disability
  • lower body function
  • mortality
  • older Mexican Americans
  • short physical performance battery score
  • walk score

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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