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Fluid intelligence is independently associated with all-cause mortality over 17 years in an elderly community sample: An investigation of potential mechanisms

Batterham, Philip; Christensen, Helen; Mackinnon, Andrew


The long-term relationship between lower intelligence and mortality risk in later life is well established, even when controlling for a range of health and sociodemographic measures. However, there is some evidence for differential effects in various domains of cognitive performance. Specifically, tests of fluid intelligence may have a stronger association with mortality than do tests of crystallized intelligence. The present study examines the relationship between intelligence and mortality in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Intelligence
DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2008.10.004


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