ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE:To identify demographic and socioeconomic differentials associated with the health status of oldest-old individuals living in two cities of different Brazilian regions.
METHODS:A comparative and cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted with the oldest-old (≥ 80 years), living in the cities of Ribeirão Preto (RP, Southeastern Brazil) and Caxias do Sul (CS, Southern). The probabilistic sample included 117 individuals in CS and 155 in RP, and data were collected between 2007 and 200…
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