Data for: Cognitive impairment and the association between frailty and functional deficits are linked to abdominal obesity in the elderly: effect of gender

Published: 5 June 2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/f28z4s39zt.1
Assaf Buch, Yonit Marcus, Rebecca Goldsmith, Naftali Stern, Yitshal Berner, Eli Carmeli, Gabi Shefer, Lital Keinan Boker


This file includes the data collected in the original latest representative national survey of the Israeli elderly conducted in 2005-2006. Several values were deleted because of their irrelevance while others were formed on the basis of the available data (such as co-morbidities, estimated frailty status, obesity states and others). Pay attention - data on 45 subjects were deleted from this file due to potential report bias (their cognitive score, assessed by Mini-mental state examination were lower than 17 - a clear indication for risk to cognitive dysfunction). Also, attached the original code-book of the survey describing the different variables collected in the survey, their measurement level and the full description of the question and its answers.



Epidemiology, Older Adult, Frailty, Functional Limitation, National Surveys, Health Status