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Short-term disability fluctuations in late life.

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Summary of "Short-term disability fluctuations in late life."

Late-life disability is highly dynamic but within-person short-term fluctuations have not been assessed previously. We analyze how substantial such late-life disability fluctuations are and whether they are associated with time-to-death, long-term disability trajectories, frailty, and socio-demographics.

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Name: The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
ISSN: 1758-5368
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