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  1. Serum albumin level and physical disability as predictors of mortality in older persons.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    - To study the relationship between serum albumin level and all-cause mortality in an elderly population and to evaluate the role of albumin level in combination with physical disability status in predicting mortality.

    Design

    - Cohort study with a mean follow-up of 3.7 years.

    Setting

    - Three communities :

    • East Boston,

    • Mass,

    • New Haven,

    • Conn, and Iowa and Washington counties,

    • Iowa.

    Subjects

    - A total of 1486 men and 2630 women aged 71 years and older who consented to have blood drawn.

    Results

    - During follow-up, 447 men and 488 women died.

    In both sexes, there was a graded increase in mortality rate with decreasing albumin level.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Albumine, Analyse quantitative, Sérum, Mortalité, Vieillard, Age, Facteur risque, Corrélation, Prévention, Pronostic, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Albumin, Quantitative analysis, Serum, Mortality, Elderly, Age, Risk factor, Correlation, Prevention, Prognosis, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0704285

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.