Author(s): Xue QL
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Abstract This article reviews the current state of knowledge regarding the epidemiology of frailty by focusing on 6 specific areas: (1) clinical definitions of frailty, (2) evidence of frailty as a medical syndrome, (3) prevalence and incidence of frailty by age, gender, race, and ethnicity, (4) transitions between discrete frailty states, (5) natural history of manifestations of frailty criteria, and (6) behavior modifications as precursors to the development of clinical frailty. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Clin Geriatr Med
and referenced in Family Medicine & Medical Science Research