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Combining longitudinal studies showed prevalence of disease differed throughout older adulthood.

Bielak, Allison; Byles, Julie E.; Luszcz, Mary A.; Anstey, Kaarin

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OBJECTIVES: Disease prevalence rates are often generalized across the older adult age range. By pooling self-reported health data from five Australian longitudinal studies of aging, we were able to present disease prevalence rates by 5-year age bands and sex. We also investigated the influence of education on prevalence at each age range and compared our observed prevalence rates with those from the 2001 National Health Survey (NHS) to see if existing data could be used to augment national...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-11-10
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10561
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 65.3 (2011): 317-324
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2011.08.008

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