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Exp Gerontol. 1984;19(2):133-43.

Biological age and its estimation. III. Introduction of a correction to the multiple regression model of biological age in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies.


In order to eliminate systematic error inherent in assessment of an individual biological age (BA), a correction is suggested for the multiple regression model of BA. The larger the difference between an individual's chronological age and middle age of the sample, the greater the correction value. BA estimates of apparently healthy people of 60 to 100 years were assessed using measurements of three physiological indices: hand grip strength, short-time memory, and vibrotactile sensitivity. Introduction of the correction allowed comparison of BA estimates of the same individual obtained from repeated observations. Preliminary results show there are at least four types of the BA changes with advancing age.

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