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Factors associated with hypertension prevalence, unawareness and treatment among Costa Rican elderly
(BMC Public Health 8(275):1-11, 2008-08-05)
Background: Reliable information on the prevalence of hypertension is crucial in the development of health policies for prevention, control, and early diagnosis of this condition. This study describes the prevalence of ...
Predicting Survival from Telomere Length versus Conventional Predictors: A Multinational Population-Based Cohort Study
Telomere length has generated substantial interest as a potential predictor of aging- related diseases and mortality. Some studies have reported significant associations, but few have tested its ability to discriminate ...
Self-reported versus performance-based measures of physical function: prognostic value for survival
Background: Although previous studies have indicated that performance assessments strongly predict future survival, few have evaluated the incremental value in the presence of controls for self-reported activity and mobility ...
Exploring why Costa Rica outperforms the United States in life expectancy: A tale of two inequality gradients
Mortality in the United States is 18% higher than in Costa Rica among adult men and 10% higher among middle-aged women, despite the several times higher income and health expenditures of the United States. This comparison ...
A cross-national comparison of 12 biomarkers finds no universal biomarkers of aging among individuals aged 60 and older
There is uncertainty about whether biological and anthropometric measures that are clinical risk factors for disease are universally associated with chronological age, or whether these correlations vary depending on the ...
La disminución de la mortalidad de los adultos en Costa Rica
Adult mortality decline in Costa Rica
Este artículo estudia la evolución histórica de la mortalidad de los adultos en Costa Rica y sus determinantes. Entre 1920 y 1990, el riesgo de muerte se redujo en 80% entre los adultos jóvenes y en 40% entre los de mayor ...
Tabaquismo en la mujer costarricense, 1984-85
En este artículo se analizan los resultados de una encuesta con representatividad nacional de 870 mujeres costarricenses de 25 a 59 años de edad, entrevistadas entre 1984 y 1985. El 14 por ciento de las entrevistadas ...