To evaluate the prevalence and associated health factors of indoor mobility-related fatigability in nonagenarians.
A cross-sectional observational study of all Danes born in 1905 and assessed in 1998.
Community, sheltered housing and nursing homes.
Individuals aged 92 and 93 (N = 1,181) who were independent of help in basic indoor mobility.
Fatigability in basic indoor mobility was defined as a subjective feeling of fatigue when transferring or walking indoors. Other standardized assessments include self-report measures of medical history and performance-based assessments of walking speed and maximum handgrip strength.
Twenty-six percent of participants reported fatigability when transferring or walking indoors; fatigability was more common in participants living in sheltered housing (32%) than in those living independently (23%, P