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2021 Jan 09

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci

Associations between Potentially Modifiable and Non-Modifiable Risk Factors and Gait Speed in Middle and Older-Aged Adults: Results from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.


Gait speed is a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality in older adults. Understanding the factors associated with gait speed and the associated adverse outcomes will inform mitigation strategies. We assessed the potentially modifiable and non-modifiable factors associated with gait speed in a large national cohort of middle and older-aged Canadian adults.