Epidemiological surveys of senile dementia at home were carried out on 3,754 subjects for two consecutive years, 1987 and 1988.
The prevalence and incidence rates were 4.1% and 1.01%, respectively.
Concerning the incidence rate, the sample populations of previous reports were small in number - less than 1,000.
If we suppose that the incidence were to be approximately 1%, then it follows that dementia would be noted yearly in no more than one out of 100 senile subjects.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asie, Homme, Démence sénile, Prévalence, Enquête, Japon, Incidence, Système nerveux pathologie, Epidémiologie, Vieillard
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asia, Human, Senile dementia, Prevalence, Inquiry, Japan, Incidence, Nervous system diseases, Epidemiology, Elderly
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