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Gizele Carmen Fagundes Ramos ; Ana Teresa Fernandes Barbosa ; Élen Débora Souza Vieira ; Jéssica Santos Rocha Silva ; Antônio Prates Caldeira ;Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia 2016, 19 4

Author: Jair Almeida Carneiro

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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia ISSN: 1809-9823 revistabgg@gmail.com Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Brasil Almeida Carneiro, Jair; Fagundes Ramos, Gizele Carmen; Fernandes Barbosa, Ana Teresa; Souza Vieira, Élen Débora; Santos Rocha Silva, Jéssica; Prates Caldeira, Antônio Quedas em idosos não institucionalizados no norte de Minas Gerais: prevalência e fatores associados Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, vol.
19, núm.
4, julio-agosto, 2016, pp.
613625 Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=403847457006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative http:--dx.doi.org-10.1590-1809-98232016019.150110 Original Articles Falls among the non-institutionalized elderly in northern Minas Gerais, Brazil: prevalence and associated factors Jair Almeida Carneiro1 Gizele Carmen Fagundes Ramos1 Ana Teresa Fernandes Barbosa2 Élen Débora Souza Vieira3 Jéssica Santos Rocha Silva3 Antônio Prates Caldeira4 Abstract Objective: To identify the prevalence of falls and associated factors in non-institutionalized elderly persons.
Methods: A cross-sectional study featuring a population-based sample of non-institutionalized elderly persons in a city in the north of Minas Gerais was performed. Interviews were conducted in households by trained staff using validated instruments. We investigated the associations between falls and demographic, socioeconomic and health-related factors.
After bivariate analysis, the variables associated with falls to a level of 20% were analyzed together using logistic regression, assuming at this stage a significance level of 5%.
Results: The studied population was predominantly female, married and ...





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