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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Treatment For Menopausal Symptoms And Having Health Insurance Were Associated With A Lower Prevalence Of Falls Among Brazilian Women.
Author: Baccaro, Luiz Francisco
Machado, Vanessa de Souza Santos
Costa-Paiva, Lúcia
Sousa, Maria Helena
Osis, Maria José
Pinto-Neto, Aarão Mendes
Abstract: Brazil has an aging population. This study aims to raise awareness of the prevalence and factors associated with falls among Brazilian women. Cross-sectional study with 622 women over 50 years of age was conducted between 05/10/11 and 10/31/11 in the city of Campinas/São Paulo/Brazil in the form of a population survey. The dependent variable was the occurrence of falls in the past 12 months. The independent variables were sociodemographic data, health-related habits and problems, self-perception of health and evaluation of functional capacity. Statistical analysis was carried out by Chi-square test and Poisson regression using the backward selection criteria. The mean age of the women was 64.1 years. The prevalence of falls in the past 12 months was 24.6%. Having trouble keeping balance when walking: PR 1.87 (95% CI 1.33-2.63, P<0.001); alcohol consumption: PR 1.69 (95% CI 1.25-2.28, P<0.002); having been admitted to a hospital in the last 12 months: PR 1.46 (95% CI 1.09-1.96, P=0.012); and having cataract: PR 1.40 (95% CI 1.05-1.87, P=0.021) were associated with a higher prevalence of falls. Having health insurance: PR 0.67 (95% CI 0.50-0.89, P=0.007) and using some form of medication to treat menopausal symptoms: PR 0.42 (95% CI 0.19-0.92, P=0.031) were associated with a lower prevalence of falls. Having health insurance and using some form of medication to treat menopausal symptoms were associated with a lower prevalence of falls among Brazilian women.
Subject: Accidental Falls
Aged
Alcohol Drinking
Brazil
Cataract
Chi-square Distribution
Cross-sectional Studies
Data Collection
Female
Hospitalization
Humans
Insurance, Health
Menopause
Middle Aged
Patient Acceptance Of Health Care
Poisson Distribution
Postural Balance
Prevalence
Risk Factors
Walking
Accidental Falls
Health
Hot Flashes
Insurance
Menopause
Risk Factors
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2013.04.020
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23707106
Date Issue: 2013
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