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Lack of body weight measurement is associated with mortality and hospitalization in community-dwelling frail elderly.
Clin Nutr. 2007 Dec; 26(6):764-70.CN

Abstract

BACKGROUND & AIMS

Although it is not uncommon for there to be frail older people living in the community, who do not know their weight and/or height, the health-related outcomes of those older remains unknown. We examined whether missing these anthropometries are a predictor of mortality or hospitalization during a 2-year follow-up period in community-dwelling older people using various community-based services.

METHODS

This study was a prospective cohort analysis of 952 community-dwelling elderly. Data included the clients' demographic characteristics, basic activities of daily living (ADL), comorbidity, and anthropometric measurements at baseline. Analysis of mortality and hospitalization over the 2-year period was conducted using multivariate Cox proportional hazards models.

RESULTS

Among the 952 participants, 342 and 292 had missing data for height and weight at baseline, respectively. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards models adjusting for potential confounders showed that the lack of data on weight was associated with 2-year mortality (hazard ratio, HR:1.54, 96% CI:1.09-1.79) as well as hospitalization (HR:1.34, 95% CI:1.01-1.79) during the 2-year follow-up, although the lack of height measurement was not associated with these adverse outcomes.

CONCLUSIONS

Older people living in the community with unavailable weight data appear to be more likely to have a high risk of mortality and hospitalization.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Geriatrics, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya 466-8550, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17977627

Citation

Izawa, Sachiko, et al. "Lack of Body Weight Measurement Is Associated With Mortality and Hospitalization in Community-dwelling Frail Elderly." Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), vol. 26, no. 6, 2007, pp. 764-70.
Izawa S, Enoki H, Hirakawa Y, et al. Lack of body weight measurement is associated with mortality and hospitalization in community-dwelling frail elderly. Clin Nutr. 2007;26(6):764-70.
Izawa, S., Enoki, H., Hirakawa, Y., Masuda, Y., Iwata, M., Hasegawa, J., Iguchi, A., & Kuzuya, M. (2007). Lack of body weight measurement is associated with mortality and hospitalization in community-dwelling frail elderly. Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 26(6), 764-70.
Izawa S, et al. Lack of Body Weight Measurement Is Associated With Mortality and Hospitalization in Community-dwelling Frail Elderly. Clin Nutr. 2007;26(6):764-70. PubMed PMID: 17977627.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Lack of body weight measurement is associated with mortality and hospitalization in community-dwelling frail elderly. AU - Izawa,Sachiko, AU - Enoki,Hiromi, AU - Hirakawa,Yoshihisa, AU - Masuda,Yuichiro, AU - Iwata,Mitsunaga, AU - Hasegawa,Jun, AU - Iguchi,Akihisa, AU - Kuzuya,Masafumi, Y1 - 2007/10/30/ PY - 2007/05/12/received PY - 2007/08/16/revised PY - 2007/08/30/accepted PY - 2007/11/6/pubmed PY - 2008/3/1/medline PY - 2007/11/6/entrez SP - 764 EP - 70 JF - Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland) JO - Clin Nutr VL - 26 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND & AIMS: Although it is not uncommon for there to be frail older people living in the community, who do not know their weight and/or height, the health-related outcomes of those older remains unknown. We examined whether missing these anthropometries are a predictor of mortality or hospitalization during a 2-year follow-up period in community-dwelling older people using various community-based services. METHODS: This study was a prospective cohort analysis of 952 community-dwelling elderly. Data included the clients' demographic characteristics, basic activities of daily living (ADL), comorbidity, and anthropometric measurements at baseline. Analysis of mortality and hospitalization over the 2-year period was conducted using multivariate Cox proportional hazards models. RESULTS: Among the 952 participants, 342 and 292 had missing data for height and weight at baseline, respectively. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards models adjusting for potential confounders showed that the lack of data on weight was associated with 2-year mortality (hazard ratio, HR:1.54, 96% CI:1.09-1.79) as well as hospitalization (HR:1.34, 95% CI:1.01-1.79) during the 2-year follow-up, although the lack of height measurement was not associated with these adverse outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: Older people living in the community with unavailable weight data appear to be more likely to have a high risk of mortality and hospitalization. SN - 1532-1983 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17977627/Lack_of_body_weight_measurement_is_associated_with_mortality_and_hospitalization_in_community_dwelling_frail_elderly_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0261-5614(07)00140-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -