While positive health behaviors have been shown to extend life, their association with extending active life has not been well investigated.
In this report, several health behaviors were investigated in relation to maintaining mobility during 4 years of followup among 6,981 men and women aged 65 years and older with intact mobility at baseline between 1981 and 1983 who lived in one of three communities:
Iowa and Washington counties,
and New Haven,
Intact mobility, defined as the ability to climb up and down stairs and walk a half mile, was determined annually by interview, and study subjects were classified into one of three categories at the end of 4 years of follow-up: 1) maintained mobility (55.1%); 2) lost mobility (36.2%); or 3) died without evidence of having lost mobility prior to death (8.7%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Autonomie, Epidémiologie, Indice masse corporelle, Vie quotidienne, Vieillard, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Alcoolisme, Tabagisme, Exercice physique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Facteur risque, Prospective
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Autonomy, Epidemiology, Body mass index, Daily living, Elderly, Human, Follow up study, Alcoholism, Tobacco smoking, Physical exercise, United States, North America, America, Risk factor, Prospective
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.