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A Longitudinal Study of Alcohol Consumption and Functional Disability in a Community Sample of Older People

Dent, Owen; Grayson, David A; Waite, Louise; Cullen, John; Creasey, Helen; Bennett, H P; Casey, Barney; Broe, G Anthony


Objective: To examine the association between alcohol consumption and incident functional disability in community-living older people after adjustment for other risk factors. Method: Randomly sampled community-living people aged 75 years and older from the inner western suburbs of Sydney underwent a clinical interview and medical examination by a physician experienced in geriatric medicine. This was repeated three years later. The examination included an assessment of functional disability and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2000.tb00233.x


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