Widowhood and mortality risk in a community sample of the elderly : a prospective study.
Mortality risk during early bereavement was examined in a community sample of 1046 married elderly persons 65 years and over, followed from 1982 to 1988.
Cox' regression models with time-dependent covariates were computed to estimate mortality risk, while controlling for pre-widowhood sociodemographic and health-related variables.
Elderly young-old (65-74) and old-old men (>=75) showed slightly elevated age-adjusted relative risks (RR) during the first 6 months of widowhood (RR=1.69; 95% CI:0.863.31 and RR=1.79; 95% CI:0.44-7.28 respectively).
These RRs increased slightly after adjustment for pre-widowhood control variables.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Homme, Veuvage, Conjoint, Etude cohorte, Etude longitudinale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Epidemiology, Elderly, Human, Widowhood, Spouse, Cohort study, Follow up study, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 93-0498996
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.