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Frailty and cognitive impairment as predictors of mortality in older Mexican Americans

TitleFrailty and cognitive impairment as predictors of mortality in older Mexican Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsCano, C, Samper-Ternent, R, S. Snih, A, Markides, K, Ottenbacher, KJ
JournalJ Nutr Health AgingJ Nutr Health Aging
Volume16
Pagination142-7
Date PublishedFeb
ISBN Number1760-4788 (Electronic)<br/>1279-7707 (Linking)
Accession Number22323349
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and Over, Cognition Disorders/ mortality, Female, Frail Elderly/ psychology/ statistics & numerical data, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Mexican Americans/psychology/statistics & numerical data, Mortality/ethnology/trends, Predictive Value of Tests, Quality of Life, Risk Factors
AbstractOBJECTIVE: Examine the association between frailty and cognitive impairment as predictors of mortality over a 10-year period in a selected sample of older Mexican Americans. DESIGN: Longitudinal analyses using data from the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (1995-96/2004-05). SETTING: Five southwestern states: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and California. PARTICIPANTS: Mexican Americans aged 67 and older with complete information on the frailty index and the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) (n=1,815). MEASUREMENTS: Cognitive impairment determined by a score in the MMSE