Using a nationwide sample from community- and institution-dwelling residents, we describe the prevalence of self-reported visual impairment in elderly Canadians and examine its association with selected social demographics and health factors.
The recent increase in the number of children and youth participating in sports activities has brought with it an epidemic of injuries.
There is little research on self-reported injuries in older adults. The impact of injury includes costs and services which go beyond the scope of results from hospital-based studies: for example, those recovering from an injury may require treatment from several health care providers outside hospital. Mild to moderately severe injuries can be a concern to older adults: two-thirds of those aged 65 and over report feeling restricted int heir activities…
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