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Health and disease in 85 year olds: baseline findings from the Newcastle 85+ cohort study.

Authors
  • Collerton, Joanna1
  • Davies, Karen
  • Jagger, Carol
  • Kingston, Andrew
  • Bond, John
  • Eccles, Martin P
  • Robinson, Louise A
  • Martin-Ruiz, Carmen
  • von Zglinicki, Thomas
  • James, Oliver F W
  • Kirkwood, Thomas B L
  • 1 Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5PL. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Dec 22, 2009
Volume
339
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.b4904
PMID: 20028777
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This large cohort of 85 year olds showed good levels of both self rated health and functional ability despite significant levels of disease and impairment. Hypertension, ischaemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation, depression, and dementia may be underdiagnosed. Notable differences were found between the sexes: women outnumbered men and had more disease and disability.

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