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Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte

On-line version ISSN 2172-5063Print version ISSN 1888-7546


BRITO, W. Araújo de et al. Cognitive profile associated with functional and anthropometric aspects in elderly. Rev Andal Med Deporte [online]. 2016, vol.9, n.4, pp.154-159. ISSN 2172-5063.


To identify the cognitive profile of the elderly and its association with anthropometric and functional aspects.


It is a cross-sectional study conducted in 84 elderly. Measured up the following anthropometric variables: body weight, height, waist circumference, hip circumference for subsequent calculation of the conicity index, waist/hip ratio and waist/height ratio. Furthermore, the functional aspects were measured based on the battery of tests adapted from Functional Fitness Test and cognitive impairment using the Mini Mental State Examination.


Dementia was found in 7% of the elderly, with no difference between genders. The waist/height ratio above 0.67cm increased by 5.6 times the chance to develop dementia, while the balance showed a protective factor (15% less likely).


There was a low prevalence of dementia, the Waist Circumference and Hip Circumference indexes demonstrated a predictive capacity for dementia while the balance pattern was considered a protective factor.

Keywords : Aging; Dementia; Anthropometry.

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