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Living alone vs. living with someone as a predictor of mortality after a bone fracture in older age (2020)


Koivunen, Kaisa; Sillanpää, Elina; von Bonsdorff, Mikaela; Sakari, Ritva; Pynnönen, Katja; Rantanen, Taina (2020). Living alone vs. living with someone as a predictor of mortality after a bone fracture in older age. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 32 (9), 1697-1705. DOI: 10.1007/s40520-020-01511-5


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Koivunen, Kaisa; Sillanpää, Elina; von Bonsdorff, Mikaela; Sakari, Ritva; Pynnönen, Katja; Rantanen, Taina

Lehti tai sarja: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

ISSN: 1594-0667

eISSN: 1720-8319

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Volyymi: 32

Lehden numero: 9

Artikkelinumero: 1697-1705

Kustantaja: Springer

Julkaisumaa: Sveitsi

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-020-01511-5

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68171


Tiivistelmä

Background
Living alone is a risk factor for health decline in old age, especially when facing adverse events increasing vulnerability.

Aim
We examined whether living alone is associated with higher post-fracture mortality risk.

Methods
Participants were 190 men and 409 women aged 75 or 80 years at baseline. Subsequent fracture incidence and mortality were followed up for 15 years. Extended Cox regression analysis was used to compare the associations between living arrangements and mortality risk during the first post-fracture year and during the non-fracture time. All participants contributed to the non-fracture state until a fracture occurred or until death/end of follow-up if they did not sustain a fracture. Participants who sustained a fracture during the follow-up returned to the non-fracture state 1 year after the fracture unless they died or were censored due to end of follow-up.

Results
Altogether, 22% of men and 40% of women sustained a fracture. During the first post-fracture year, mortality risk was over threefold compared to non-fracture time but did not differ by living arrangement. In women, living alone was associated with lower mortality risk during non-fracture time, but the association attenuated after adjustment for self-rated health. In men, living alone was associated with increased mortality risk during non-fracture time, although not significantly.

Conclusion
The results suggest that living alone is not associated with pronounced mortality risk after a fracture compared to living with someone.


YSO-asiasanat: sosiaaliset verkostot; sosiaalinen tuki; resilienssi; ikääntyneet; asuminen; kuolleisuus

Vapaat asiasanat: health stressors; living arrengement


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