Grip strength, walking speed, chair rising and standing balance time are objective measures of physical capability that characterise current health and predict survival in older populations. Socioeconomic position (SEP) in childhood may influence the peak level of physical capability achieved in early adulthood, thereby affecting levels in later adulthood. We have undertaken a systematic review with meta-analyses to test the hypothesis that adverse childhood SEP is associated with lower levels of objectively measured physical capability in adulthood.
|Translated title of the contribution||Childhood socioeconomic position and objectively measured physical capability levels in adulthood: a systematic review and meta-analysis|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2011|