DOI of the published article https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-49742020000400012
Health conditions and change weight of older adults in ten years of the SABE Survey
Keywords:Aging, Body weight changes, Chronic disease, Nutritional status, Longitudinal studies
Objective. To analyze the relationship between health conditions and weight changes among the elderly, SABE Survey, over a period of ten years. Methods. Longitudinal study that followed (2000-baseline, 2006 and 2010) the change in body weight (outcome variable) and associated health conditions (exposure variables) in the elderly (n=571); multinomial logistic regression analyzes were employed. Results. The average weight increase in the evaluated period was 29.0%. 34.0% (2006) and 12.5% (2010) lost weight and 18.2% (2006) and 39.9% (2010) gained weight. The prevalence of chronic diseases increased from 34.1% (2000) to 51.9% (2006) and 60.1% (2010). Older people with weight gain also rated their overall health worse in 2006 (RR:3.15; 95%CI 1.21;8.17) and 2010 (RR:2.46; 95%CI 1.02;5.94). The highest number of diseases (RR:2.12; 95%CI 1.00;4.46) and hospitalizations (RR:3.50; 95%CI 1.40;8.72) were associated with a decrease in weight in 2010. Conclusion. Weight changes are related to worse health status among the elderly.
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