Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trci.2018.08.009
Title: Racial and ethnic differences in trends in dementia prevalence and risk factors in the United States
Authors: Chen, C. 
Zissimopoulos, J.M.
Keywords: Dementia
Disparities
Epidemiology
Ethnicity
Race
Treatment
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier Inc
Citation: Chen, C., Zissimopoulos, J.M. (2018). Racial and ethnic differences in trends in dementia prevalence and risk factors in the United States. Alzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions 4 : 510-520. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trci.2018.08.009
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Abstract: Introduction: Disparities in dementia prevalence across racial/ethnic groups in the United States may not be narrowing over time. Methods: Data from Health and Retirement Study (2000 to 2012) were analyzed. Dementia was ascertained based on cognitive, functional measures. Logistic regression was used to quantify association between dementia and risk factors, including chronic conditions, use of drug treatment for them, separately for whites, blacks, and Hispanics. Results: Disparities in dementia prevalence declined between blacks and whites and increased between Hispanics and whites. Adjusting for risk factors reduced but did not eliminate disparities. Compared to no hypertension, untreated hypertension was associated with increased risk of dementia for all racial/ethnic groups while treated hypertension was associated with reduced risk for whites. Diabetes treated with oral drugs was not associated with increased dementia risk. Discussion: Racial disparities in dementia may be reduced by prevention and management of disease and promoting educational attainment among blacks and Hispanics. © 2018 The Authors
Source Title: Alzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/210904
ISSN: 23528737
DOI: 10.1016/j.trci.2018.08.009
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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