Cognitive impairment among the elderly has been linked to mortality in studies of clinical populations.
The purpose of this study was to examine the mortality risk associated with cognitive impairment among elderly populations in the community.
Cognitive impairment and other social and health factors were assessed in 1855 elderly community residents.
This sample was reinterviewed periodically to assess changes in health and survival.
At baseline 33% of the sample were midly impaired.
Across a 48-month observation period the survival probality was. 85 for the cognitively unimpaired, 69 for the midly impaired, and. 51 for severely impaired respondents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble cognition, Mortalité, Prédiction, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cognitive disorder, Mortality, Prediction, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0590091
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 09/06/1995.