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Age-related cognitive decline and associations with sex, education and apolipoprotein E genotype across ethnocultural groups and geographic regions: a collaborative cohort study

Lipnicki, Darren; Crawford, John; Dutta, Rajib; Thalamuthu, Anbupalam; Kochan, Nicole A; Andrews, Gavin; Lima-Costa, Maria Fernanda; Castro-Costa, Erico; Brayne, Carol; Matthews, Fiona E; Anstey, Kaarin; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Butterworth, Peter

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Background: The prevalence of dementia varies around the world, potentially contributed to by international differences in rates of age-related cognitive decline. Our primary goal was to investigate how rates of age-related decline in cognitive test performance varied among international cohort studies of cognitive aging. We also determined the extent to which sex, educational attainment, and apolipoprotein E ε4 allele (APOE*4) carrier status were associated with decline. Methods and findings:...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/232470
Source: PLoS Medicine
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002261
Access Rights: Open Access

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