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Individual and Neighborhood Factors Associated With Functional Mobility and Falls in Elderly Residents of SAo Paulo, Brazil: A Multilevel Analysis

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Author(s):
do Nascimento, Carla Ferreira [1] ; Oliveira Duarte, Yeda Aparecida [1] ; Lebrao, Maria Lucia [1] ; Porto Chiavegatto Filho, Alexandre Dias [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF AGING AND HEALTH; v. 30, n. 1, p. 118-139, JAN 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

Objective: To identify socioeconomic and contextual factors associated with functional mobility and falls in elderly residents of SAo Paulo, Brazil. Method: We used data from the Health, Well-Being, and Aging (Saude, Bem-estare Envelhecimento {[}SABE]) Study. The dependent variables were falling in the last year and functional mobility impairment. Individual (marital status, race, education, and perception of income sufficiency) and contextual (green area and violence) factors were analyzed by multilevel logistic models. Results: Having 8 or more years of schooling was a protective factor for mobility impairment. Neighborhoods with moderate homicide rate were associated with higher odds of falling. Moderate green spaces were associated with higher odds of falling and lower odds to have mobility impairment for individuals 80 years and older. Discussion: Our findings support the concern that neighborhood characteristics are associated with falls and mobility impairment. Strategies to prevent these outcomes should consider contextual aspects. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/06721-4 - Social determinants of functional mobility and falls on elderly residents from the municipality of São Paulo: a multilevel analysis
Grantee:Carla Ferreira Do Nascimento
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master