Global Prevalence of Physical Frailty by Fried's Criteria in Community-Dwelling Elderly With National Population-Based Surveys

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Jul 1;16(7):548-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.02.004. Epub 2015 Mar 14.


This study presents a brief review of 6 articles published between 2001 and 2014 that examined the prevalence of frailty as defined by the Fried scale in community-dwelling adults representative of the national population, age 65 years and older.

Keywords: Frailty; Fried scale.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Frail Elderly* / statistics & numerical data
  • Geriatric Assessment*
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Homes for the Aged*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prevalence