The Epidemiology of Aging

  • Anne B. Newman
  • Jane A. Cauley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jane A. Cauley
      Pages 3-14
    3. Marco Pahor, Matteo Cesari
      Pages 27-47
    4. Susan Hardy
      Pages 69-79
    5. Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, Michelle Shardell, Kelly D. Lloyd, Jay Magaziner
      Pages 81-90
    6. Jack M. Guralnik, Kushang Patel, Luigi Ferrucci
      Pages 91-117
    7. Anne B. Newman, Anne B. Newman, Anne B. Newman
      Pages 119-133
    8. Lisa Fredman, Jennifer Lyons
      Pages 135-151
    9. Mark Edwards, Elaine Dennison, Avan Aihie Sayer, Cyrus Cooper
      Pages 153-165
    10. Steven M. Albert, Julie Donohue
      Pages 167-184
  3. Aging, Geriatric Syndromes and Common Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Jason L. Sanders, Robert M. Boudreau, Anne B. Newman, Anne B. Newman, Anne B. Newman
      Pages 187-214
    3. Joanne M. Murabito, Kathryn L. Lunetta
      Pages 215-235
    4. Sachin S. Kale, Namita Ahuja, Sachin Yende
      Pages 237-253
    5. Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Denise K. Houston
      Pages 255-273
    6. Marjolein Visser, Tamara B. Harris
      Pages 275-292
    7. Katherine Ritchey, Stephanie Studenski
      Pages 293-316
    8. Zachary A. Marcum, Emily P. Peron, Joseph T. Hanlon
      Pages 317-326
    9. Barbara E. K. Klein, Ronald Klein
      Pages 327-344
    10. Elizabeth Purchase Helzner
      Pages 345-357
    11. Kerri M. Clough-Gorr, Rebecca A. Silliman
      Pages 377-399
    12. Anne B. Newman, Anne B. Newman, Anne B. Newman
      Pages 401-419
    13. Paul Enright, Carlos A. Vaz Fragoso
      Pages 421-431
    14. Joshua Barzilay
      Pages 433-452
    15. Joshua Barzilay
      Pages 453-475
    16. Stacy Andersen, Linda Fried
      Pages 477-497
    17. Jane A. Cauley
      Pages 499-522
    18. C. Kent Kwoh
      Pages 523-536
    19. Lewis H. Kuller
      Pages 537-559
    20. Deborah Barnes, Oscar Lopez, Kristine Yaffe
      Pages 561-582
    21. Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, Hannie C. Comijs
      Pages 583-598
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 599-610

About this book


The average age of the world’s population is increasing at an unprecedented rate and this increase is changing the world. This “Silver tsunami” emphasizes the need to provide advanced training in epidemiology and increase the cadre of experts in the study of aging. This book is designed to summarize unique methodological issues relevant to the study of the epidemiology of aging, biomarkers of aging and the biology/physiology of aging and in-depth discussions of the etiology and epidemiology of common geriatric syndromes and diseases. Contributing authors in the book represent many disciplines, not only epidemiology and clinical geriatrics, but also demography, health services, research, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, psychiatry, neurology, social services, musculoskeletal diseases and cancer. The aim of the book is to provide a broad multidisciplinary background for any student/researcher interested in aging. The material in the book is organized and comprehensive. It represents the most up-to-date information on the scientific issues in aging research written by academics who specialize in research and training in the broad field of aging. The structure and organization of the book reflects our course series in the Epidemiology of Aging starting with the broad issues of demography and methodology, and then addressing specific health conditions and geriatric conditions common to older persons.


Aging Biology Epidemiology Geriatrics/Gerontology Physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne B. Newman
    • 1
  • Jane A. Cauley
    • 2
  1. 1., Graduate School of Public HealthUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Public Health, Department of EpidemiologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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