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Table 3 Associations between the variables of the social dimension of the proposed multidimensional frailty model and the physical phenotype categories. The Frailty in Brazilian Older People Study (FIBRA-BR), 2009–2010

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

Social dimension Physical phenotype categories  
Non-frail
n (%)
Pre-frail
n (%)
Frail
n (%)
p-value
Living alone
 No 700 (88.9) 948 (86.2) 160 (86.0) 0.182
 Yes 87 (11.1) 152 (13.8) 26 (14.0)  
 Total 787 1100 186  
Having someone who could help when needed
 Yes 880 (89.3) 1082 (87.9) 181 (90.0) 0.460
 No 105 (10.7) 149 (12.1) 20 (10.0)  
 Total 985 1231 201  
Visiting others
 Still does 796 (80.2) 917 (73.5) 112 (55.7) < 0.001
 Never/not anymore 197 (19.8) 330 (26.5) 89 (44.3)  
 Total 993 1247 201  
Receiving visitors
 Still does 948 (95.5) 1169 (93.7) 178 (88.6) 0.001
 Never/not anymore 45 (4.5) 78 (6.3) 23 (11.4)  
 Total 993 1247 201  
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