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Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 495468, 7 pages
Prevalence and Determinants of Falls among Older Adults in Ecuador: An Analysis of the SABE I Survey
Department of Medicine, Laredo Medical Center, 1700 East Saunders, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
Received 23 November 2012; Revised 14 January 2013; Accepted 14 January 2013
Academic Editor: Francesc Formiga
Copyright © 2013 Carlos H. Orces. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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