Factors associated with activities of daily life disability among centenarians in rural Chongqing, China: A cross-sectional study

Tingting Wu, Lu Lu, Li Luo, Yingqi Guo, Liying Ying, Qingliu Tao, Huan Zeng, Lingli Han, Zumin Shi, Yong Zhao*

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Abstract

Objective: This study aims to ascertain the health and lifestyle factors associated with the activities of daily living (ADL) disability of centenarians in rural Chongqing, China. Method: 564 centenarians living in rural Chongqing were selected for this cross-sectional study. Demographic characteristics and self-reported lifestyle factors were obtained from face-to-face interviews. ADL disability was measured using the Katz Activities of Daily Living Scale. Result: Among the respondents, 65.7% were considered ADL disability centenarians. Multivariable logistic regression analysis showed that preference for salt, drinking habits, social activities, physical activity, and failure to follow good diet habits were significantly associated with the ADL disability of centenarians. Conclusion: ADL disability of centenarians was associated with certain lifestyle habits. This outcome suggested that target intervention may help maintain ADL independence even among the oldest of the elderly population.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1364
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

User-Defined Keywords

  • ADL disability
  • Centenarians
  • Lifestyle
  • Rural Chongqing

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