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Proportion of dementia in Australia explained by common modifiable risk factors

Ashby-Mitchell, Kimberly; Shaw, Jonathan; Anstey, Kaarin; Burns, Richard

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BACKGROUND At present, dementia has no known cure. Interventions to delay onset and reduce prevalence of the disease are therefore focused on risk factor reduction. Previous population attributable risk estimates for western countries may have been underestimated as a result of the relatively low rates of midlife obesity and the lower weighting given to that variable in statistical models. METHODS Levin's Attributable Risk which assumes independence of risk factors was used to calculate the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-02-17
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/116167
Source: Alzheimer's research & therapy
DOI: 10.1186/s13195-017-0238-x

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