Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0102-311X
OLIVEIRA, Cesar Messias de y LIMA-COSTA, Maria Fernanda. Birth cohort differences in physical functioning levels among elderly Brazilians: findings from the Bambuí cohort study of aging (1997-2008). Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2011, vol.27, suppl.3, pp. s444-s453. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2011001500015.
The aim of this study was to investigate the cohort differences in physical functioning levels among the older (cohort members born in 1916-1926 and in 1927-1937) participants of the Bambuí Cohort Study of Aging. The data came from participants aged 71-81 who took part at baseline in 1997 (n = 491) and in the 11th wave in 2008 (n = 620). The physical functioning variables included the following self-reported measures: activities of daily living, the instrumental activities of daily living and mobility. Poisson regression analyses were used to investigate the cohort year differences in physical functioning levels. Overall, the young cohort (2008) showed better levels of physical functioning compared to the older cohort (1997) across all three measures of physical functioning used.
Palabras llave : Aged; Activities of Daily Living; Aging; Cohor Studies.