publication . Other literature type . Article . 2002

A Prospective Cohort Study

Walter A. Kukull; Roger Higdon; James D. Bowen; Wayne C. McCormick; Linda Teri; Gerard D. Schellenberg; Gerald van Belle; Lance Jolley; Eric B. Larson;
  • Published: 01 Nov 2002
  • Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA)
Abstract
Context Age-specific incidence rates for dementia and Alzheimer disease (AD) are important for research and clinical practice. Incidence estimates for the United States are few and vary with the population sampled and study design; we present data that will contribute to a consensus of these rates. Objectives To provide age-specific incidence estimates for dementia and AD and to estimate the association of sex, educational level, and apolipoprotein E genotype with onset. Design Prospective cohort study; begun in 1994 with follow-up interviews every 2 years. Setting Members of community-based, large health maintenance organization with demographics consistent wit...
Subjects
free text keywords: Dementia, medicine.disease, medicine, Prospective cohort study, Proportional hazards model, Alzheimer's disease, Gerontology, Anesthesia, Demography, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Incidence (epidemiology), Cohort study, business.industry, business, Confidence interval
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