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Dynamics and heterogeneity in the process of human frailty and aging: evidence from the U.S. older adult population.

Authors
  • Yang, Yang
  • Lee, Linda C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2010
Volume
65B
Issue
2
Pages
246–255
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbp102
PMID: 20007299
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Adjusting for social behavioral factors, the analysis provides evidence for physiological differences in the aging process among recent cohorts of older adults, points to the need for biological explanations of female excess in general system damage, and reveals the insufficiency of any single mechanism for depicting the racial and SES differences in the process of physiological deterioration.

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