Frailty Index in the Colonias of the Rio Grande Valley: A Preliminary Report [post]

Eron Grant Manusov, Carolina Gomez de Ziegler, Vincent P Diego, Gerardo Munoz Monaco, Sarah Williams Blanger, Francisco Fernandez
2020 unpublished
Objectives The Frailty index (FI) calculates frailty as the sum of health deficits divided by the total number of variables and reflects biopsychosocial and cultural determinants of well-being. A Colonia is a predominantly Hispanic, economically distressed, unincorporated neighborhood and varies in resources according to geographic location and contributors to social determinants of health. We report baseline Frailty Index data from two Colonias in South Texas. This information serves as a
more » ... on serves as a starting point for further investigation into frailty in Hispanic immigrants in South Texas Results FI against age separately in males (n=272) and females (n-622) was regressed. Females had a significantly higher starting frailty and males had a significantly greater rate of change with age. FI against age for two Colonias was regressed. We calculated a significantly higher starting FI in Indian Hills Colonia and a significantly greater rate of change with age in residents in Cameron Park Colonia
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-22252/v1 fatcat:7ngtnjqgmzakpkf5jn4renfsqa