To determine the frequency of and risk factors for falls and injurious falls in the noninstitutionalized elderly, the authors conducted a follow-up study of 409 community-dwelling persons aged 65 years or more in west-central Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from May 1987 to October 1988.
Following an initial at-home interview, each subject was telephoned every 4 weeks for 48 weeks for collection of data on falls experienced since the last contact.
Each of the 12 follow-up interviews was completed by at least 90% of the subjects eligible for interview.
Data were also collected in the follow-up interviews on time-varying exposures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chute, Facteur risque, Age, Traumatisme, Blessure, Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Incidence, Québec, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fall, Risk factor, Age, Trauma, Injury, Epidemiology, Elderly, Human, Follow up study, Incidence, Quebec, Canada, North America, America
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