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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants. The Frailty in Brazilian Older People Study (FIBRA-BR), 2009–2010 (N = 3569)

From: A multidimensional approach to frailty compared with physical phenotype in older Brazilian adults: data from the FIBRA-BR study

  Participants (N = 3569)
Variables n (%)
Sex (women) 2367 (66.3)
Age (years), mean (SD) 73.7 (6.6)
Schooling (years), mean (SD) 4.8 ± 4.7
Household income (USD), mean (SD) 389.3 ± 548.4
Married or living with partner 1726 (48.4)
Widow/widower 1231 (34.5)
Divorced 229 (6.4)
Single 380 (10.7)
Self-rated health (poor) 1773 (49.8)
Hearing impairment (yes) 930 (26.1)
Vision impairment (yes) 3109 (87.1)
Urinary incontinence (yes) 821 (23.1)
Fecal incontinence (yes) 182 (5.1)
Sleeping disorder (yes) 1598 (45.2)
Living alone (yes) 404 (12.7)
Having someone who could help when needed (no) 376 (10.7)
Visiting others (never/not anymore) 999 (28.1)
Receiving visitors (never/not anymore) 237 (6.7)
Depressive symptoms (GDS-15 score > 6) 2621 (73.6)
Concern about falls (FES-I Brazil score ≥ 23) 1984 (56.0)
Feelings of sadness (yes) 1613 (45.4)
Memory problems (yes) 1855 (52.4)
  1. n number, SD standard deviation, USD American dollar