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  1. Dementing disorders in North Italy : Prevalence study in Vescovato, Cremona Province.

    Article - En anglais

    We investigated the prevalence of dementia in 673 subjects over 59 years of age in Vescovato, a small town of North Italy, using a two-phase survey.

    During phase I all subjects were administered the Hodkinson abbreviated mental test and the subjects with a score<7 underwent further examination to ascertain the diagnosis of dementia.

    The prevalence ratio of dementia of all types was 9.8% (7.6-12.0,95% CI) above age 59.

    In our population Alzheimer's disease (AD) was the most frequent type of dementia (prevalence ratio=5.2%), followed by vascular dementia (2.7%). Our study confirms that AD prevalence estimate rises exponentially with age.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Démence Alzheimer, Démence vasculaire, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Ville, Italie, Europe, Nord, Age, Sexe, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alzheimer disease, Vascular dementia, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Town, Italy, Europe, North, Age, Sex, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0243705

    Code Inist : 002B17G. Création : 11/06/1997.