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  1. Fulltext. Deaths attributable to Alzheimer's disease in the United States.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study provided 2 estimates of the number of deaths attributable to Alzheimer's disease in the United States.

    Methods

    One estimate was based on data from the EAst Boston, Mass, study.

    The second was based on a simulation using population-based estulates of prevalence and separate estimates of excess death by duration of disease.

    Results

    Despite different methods and very different estimates of prevalence, these 2 methods led to very similar estimates of 173 000 and 163 000 excess deaths.

    Conclusions

    These estimates suggest that 7.1% of all deaths in the United States in 1995 are attributable to Alzheimer's disease, placing it on a ar with cerebrovascular diseases as the third leading cause of death.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Démence Alzheimer, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alzheimer disease, Human, United States, North America, America, Mortality, Epidemiology, Prevalence, 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 : 99-0082657

    Code Inist : 002B17G. Création : 31/05/1999.