Frailty and survival

Genus. 1991 Jul-Dec;47(3-4):101-18.


Using data for selected developed countries, the factors affecting an individual's susceptibility to morbidity and mortality are analyzed. "On the basis of empirical data the author concludes that frailty is not unchangeable throughout a person's lifetime but subject to period effects,...which tend to overwhelm the genetic element.... Current external conditions...exert a pervasive influence on the frailty of an individual and the mortality of the population making them responsive to health-related policies and personal choice." (SUMMARY IN FRE AND ITA)

MeSH terms

  • Behavior
  • Biology
  • Decision Making*
  • Demography
  • Developed Countries*
  • Disease
  • Family
  • Family Characteristics
  • Genetics
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Health*
  • Life Cycle Stages*
  • Longevity
  • Morbidity*
  • Mortality
  • Physiology*
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics
  • Public Policy*
  • Survival Rate*
  • Time Factors*