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Demographic, health, cognitive and sensory variables as predictors of mortality in very old adults

Anstey, Kaarin; Luszcz, Mary A; Giles, Lynne C; Andrews, Gary

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Cognitive and sensorimotor predictors of mortality were examined in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing, controlling for demographic and health variables. A stratified random sample of 1,947 males and females aged 70 and older were interviewed, and 1,500 were assessed on measures of health, memory, verbal ability, processing speed, vision, hearing, and grip strength in 1992 and 1994. Analyses of incident rate ratios for mortality over 4- and 6-year periods were conducted using Cox...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35849
Source: Psychology and Aging

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