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Frailty and Associated Risk Factors in Elderly People with Health Examination in Rural Areas of China

Jie Gu, Haiying Chen, Xiaoqing Gu, Xiaomin Sun, Zhigang Pan, Shanzhu Zhu, Doris Young

Iranian Journal of Public Health | Tehran University of Medical Sciences | Published : 2019


Background: Frailty is a common syndrome in elderly people, but has not been fully studied in China. We aimed to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of frailty and analyze its risk factors in elderly people in rural areas of China. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted between September and October 2016. Overall, 4323 elderly people over 60 yr were enrolled by cluster random sampling method from the Fengxian District of Shanghai, China. These subjects voluntarily participated in the health examination of the 2016 National Basic Public Health Service Program. In addition to regular examination items, frailty assessment was performed on the basis of Fried frailty pheno..

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