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Estimates of probable dementia prevalence from population-based surveys compared with dementia prevalence estimates based on meta-analyses

Anstey, Kaarin; Burns, Richard; Birrell, Carole L; Steel, David; Kiely, Kim M; Luszcz, Mary A

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BACKGROUND National data on dementia prevalence are not always available, yet it may be possible to obtain estimates from large surveys that include dementia screening instruments. In Australia, many of the dementia prevalence estimates are based on European data collected between 15 and 50 years ago. We derived population-based estimates of probable dementia and possible cognitive impairment in Australian studies using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and compared these to estimates...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-07-21
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95526
Source: BMC Neurology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2377-10-62

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