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The proportion of dementia attributable to common modifiable lifestyle factors in Barbados

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


Objective. To understand what number and proportion of dementia cases in Barbados are attributable to modifiable lifestyle factors and what effect a reduction in these risk factors would have on future dementia prevalence. Methods. This was an observational study using Levin’s Attributable Risk formula, which assumes independence of risk factors, to calculate the population attributable risk (PAR) of dementia (all-cause) for six risk factors: midlife obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, low...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.26633/RPSP.2018.17
Access Rights: Open Access


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