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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5060-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5061-6
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