|Title||Drinking patterns and the development of functional limitations in older adults: longitudinal analyses of the health and retirement survey.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Lin, JC, Guerrieri, JGioia, Moore, AA .|
|Journal||J Aging Health|
|Date Published||2011 Aug|
|Keywords||Activities of Daily Living, Age Factors, Aged, Alcohol Drinking, Female, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Retirement|
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether consistent low-risk drinking is associated with lower risk of developing functional limitations among older adults.
METHOD: Data were obtained from five waves of the Health and Retirement Study. Function was assessed by questions measuring four physical abilities and five instrumental activities of daily living. Five different drinking patterns were determined using data over two consecutive survey periods.
RESULTS: Over the follow-up periods, 38.6% of older adults developed functional limitations. Consistent low-risk drinkers had lower odds of developing functional limitations compared with consistent abstainers, and the effect of consistent low-risk drinking was greater among those aged 50 to 64 years compared with those aged ≥65 years. Other drinking patterns were not associated with lower odds of incident functional limitation.
DISCUSSION: Consistent low-risk drinking was associated with lower odds of developing functional limitations, and this association was greater among older middle-aged adults aged 50 to 64 years.
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Risk assessment/Older people/Alcohol use/Aging/Comparative analysis
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|Alternate Journal||J Aging Health|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC3233258|
|Grant List||K24 AA015957 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States |
P30AG021684 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P30 AG021684-07 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AA013937 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States
K24 AA015957-04 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States
K24 AA15957 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States
T35 AG026736-06 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P30 AG021684 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T35 AG026736 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States