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Physical functional limitations among aboriginal and non-aboriginal older adults: Associations with socio-demographic factors and health

Gubhaju, L; Banks, Emily; MacNiven, Rona; McNamara, Bridgette; Joshy, Grace; Bauman, Adrian; Eades, Sandra

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Background Australian Aboriginal people are disproportionately affected by physical disability; the reasons for this are unclear. This study aimed to quantify associations between severe physical functional limitations and socio-demographic and health-related factors among older Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adults. Methods Questionnaire data from 1,563 Aboriginal and 226,802 non-Aboriginal participants aged ≥45 years from the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study (New South Wales, Australia) were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98686
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139364

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