Sociodemographic profile and health condition of elderly patients attended at a community primary health center

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Carlucio da Silva, Fernanda Borges
Filipini, Rosangela
Guarnieri, Ana Paula
Vieira, Nathalia Grangeiro
Bonvini, Andrea
Aguiar Alves, Beatriz da Costa
Azzalis, Ligia Ajaime [UNIFESP]
Junqueira, Virginia [UNIFESP]
Affonso Fonseca, Fernando Luiz [UNIFESP]
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Background/Purpose: The world has gradually been turning eyes to the elderly population due to the increased life expectancy. This study aimed to trace the sociodemographic profile and to analyze health conditions among elderly individuals. Methods: A transversal retrospective study was performed. Data were obtained using an administered questionnaire on sociodemographic and clinical features, diseases reported by the studied population, daily activities, and laboratory test results gathered from patients' medical records. Results: In this study, 66.2% of the total patients were female
74% had 4 years of primary education with a family income of up to three Brazilian minimum wages
64.6% were retired
27.8% had one or more morbidities. As much as 33.4% of the patients showed no difficulty in performing daily activities. Conclusion: Understanding the profile of the senior population is of utmost importance so that public health programs may be carried out to meet the needs of these individuals. Copyright (C) 2016, Asia Pacific League of Clinical Gerontology & Geriatrics. Published by Elsevier Taiwan LLC. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Journal Of Clinical Gerontology & Geriatrics. Taipei, v. 7, n. 3, p. 93-98, 2016.