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dc.contributor.authorCrotty, M.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, M.
dc.contributor.authorGiles, L.
dc.contributor.authorDaniels, L. A.
dc.contributor.authorBannerman, Elaine
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, C.
dc.contributor.authorCobiac, L.
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, G.
dc.identifier.citationCrotty, M., Miller, M., Giles, L., Daniels, L., Bannerman, E., Whitehead, C., Cobiac, L. & Andrews, G. (2002) Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing: prospective evaluation of anthropometric indices in terms of four year mortality in community-living older adults., The journal of nutrition, health & aging, vol. 6, , pp. 20-Mar,
dc.description.abstractThe Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ALSA) aims to identify factors that contribute to & predict the health & social well-being of older Australians. Analyses were performed to determine the predictive value of anthropometric measurements in older Australians for four-year mortality. Weight, height, skinfolds (triceps, abdominal, supra-spinale, sub-scapular, medial calf, and front thigh) & girth (arm, waist, hip, calf) measurements were performed on a randomly selected community-living sample of 772 men & 624 women aged>70 years. Waist: Hip, % weight loss, corrected-arm-muscle area (CAMA) & BMI were calculated. These measures were categorised into quartiles & also according to commonly adopted definitions of nutritional status. Cox regression analysis was undertaken to assess the predictive value of the independent anthropometric variables for four-year mortality, adjusting for potential confounders (age, gender, marital status, smoking, alcohol status, self-rated health, basic activities of daily living & co-morbidity). Risk of four-year mortality increased with weight loss >10% over two years (HR=2.53, CI=1.37-4.67) & CAMA <21.4cm2(M) & <21.6cm2(F) (HR=1.93, CI=1.03-3.60) independent of confounding variables. These results confirm that selected anthropometric indices (weight loss, CAMA) independently increase the risk of four-year mortality & highlights their potential use in the nutrition screening and assessment of community-living older adults.
dc.relation.ispartofThe journal of nutrition, health & aging
dc.titleAustralian Longitudinal Study of Ageing: prospective evaluation of anthropometric indices in terms of four year mortality in community-living older adults.
qmu.authorBannerman, Elaine

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