Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Eur J Epidemiol. 1993 Nov;9(6):577-86.

Predictors of mortality in very old subjects aged 80 years or over.

Author information

1
Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Padova, Italy.

Abstract

We studied 318 subjects aged 80 years of over included in the Cardiovascular Study in the Elderly (CASTEL). Some well known risk factors (left ventricular hypertrophy, glucose intolerance, cholesterol, ApoB/ApoA ratio, triglycerides, proteinuria, cigarette smoking, and ECG abnormalities), whose importance in cardiovascular risk is definitely accepted for young adults, were very poor predictors of mortality in our survey. On the contrary, FEV1 reduction and blood uric acid were strong predictors.

PMID:
8150059
DOI:
10.1007/bf00211430
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center