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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
Alcohol Drinking
Chi-square Distribution
Cross-sectional Studies
Data Collection
Insurance, Health
Middle Aged
Patient Acceptance Of Health Care
Poisson Distribution
Postural Balance
Risk Factors
Accidental Falls
Hot Flashes
Risk Factors
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2013.04.020
Date Issue: 2013
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