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Frailty, With or Without Cognitive Impairment, Is a Strong Predictor of Future Recurrent Falls
Innovation in aging
The associations between physical frailty and cognitive impairment with falls history are well-established. However, their associations with prospectively ascertained recurrent falls are unknown. We used data from the National Health Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and marginal means/rates model to analyze the associations between frailty and cognitive impairment and recurrent falls over 6 years (2012-2017). Of the 6,000 older adults, 1,787 (29.8%) had cognitive impairment only, 334 (5.6%) haddoi:10.1093/geroni/igaa057.567 fatcat:stygpmodoffr3de4vs6s3q4jye