Sociodemographic profile and health condition of elderly patients attended at a community primary health center

Sociodemographic profile and health condition of elderly patients attended at a community primary health center

Author Carlucio da Silva, Fernanda Borges Google Scholar
Filipini, Rosangela Google Scholar
Guarnieri, Ana Paula Google Scholar
Vieira, Nathalia Grangeiro Google Scholar
Bonvini, Andrea Google Scholar
Aguiar Alves, Beatriz da Costa Google Scholar
Azzalis, Ligia Ajaime Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Junqueira, Virginia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Affonso Fonseca, Fernando Luiz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Background/Purpose: The world has gradually been turning eyes to the elderly population due to the increased life expectancy. This study aimed to trace the sociodemographic profile and to analyze health conditions among elderly individuals. Methods: A transversal retrospective study was performed. Data were obtained using an administered questionnaire on sociodemographic and clinical features, diseases reported by the studied population, daily activities, and laboratory test results gathered from patients' medical records. Results: In this study, 66.2% of the total patients were female

74% had 4 years of primary education with a family income of up to three Brazilian minimum wages

64.6% were retired

27.8% had one or more morbidities. As much as 33.4% of the patients showed no difficulty in performing daily activities. Conclusion: Understanding the profile of the senior population is of utmost importance so that public health programs may be carried out to meet the needs of these individuals. Copyright (C) 2016, Asia Pacific League of Clinical Gerontology & Geriatrics. Published by Elsevier Taiwan LLC. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Keywords elderly
health conditions
sociodemographic profile
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Journal Of Clinical Gerontology & Geriatrics. Taipei, v. 7, n. 3, p. 93-98, 2016.
ISSN 2210-8335 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier Taiwan
Extent 93-98
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000398903000006

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