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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||[happiness In The Elderly: An Epidemiological Approach In The Isa-camp 2008 Study].|
|Author:||Lima, Margareth Guimarães|
Barros, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo
Alves, Maria Cecilia Goi Porto
|Abstract:||The objective was to identify factors associated with happiness in the elderly. A cross-sectional, population-based study was conducted in 1,431 elderly under the ISA-Camp 2008 project. The survey used a two-stage probabilistic cluster sample. Prevalence of happiness was measured over time according to socio-demographics variables, health behaviors, and health conditions. High prevalence of happiness was associated with: marital status (married), active working, activity and insufficient leisure-time activity, occasional consumption of alcoholic beverages, daily consumption of fruit, vegetables, and leafy vegetables, normal body mass index, and sleeping less than 10 hours/night and sleeping well. The highest prevalence of long-term happiness was observed among elderly with no reported illness, with better self-rated health, and with less disability. Happiness was strongly related to health indicators, suggesting the adequacy of complementary use of this indicator for evaluating health promotion programs in the elderly.|
Aged, 80 And Over
Body Mass Index
Health Services For The Aged
|Citation:||Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 28, n. 12, p. 2280-92, 2012-Dec.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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