Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 13, issue 1, P112-127 2002 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2010.0307 View full text
J. Paul Leigh, James F. Fries

Abstract: This study tests for the presence of education-frailty correlations among 1,176 Mexican Americans, 522 Cuban Americans, and 560 Puerto Ricans, 50 years and older, in the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Hispanics with the least schooling (less than 7 years) were found to have the highest frailty rates, and those with the most (more than 12 years of schooling) were found to have the lowest frailty rates. Similar, but somewhat weaker, correlations were discovered after a measure of self-efficacy…

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