Education and the incidence of dementia in a large population-based study

The Rotterdam study

A Ott*, CTM van Rossum, F van Harskamp, H van de Mheen, A Hofman, MMB Breteler

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Abstract

We assessed the risk of dementia by educational level in a prospective population-based study. In the Rotterdam Study, 6,827 nondemented participants with known education level were followed for an average of 2.1 years. During this period, 137 new cases of dementia occurred. Low education was associated with higher dementia risk in women but not in men, suggesting that the association is modified by sex. Our data indicate that cross-sectional studies may overrate the association between education and risk of dementia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-666
JournalNeurology
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE PATIENTS
  • INCREASED RISK
  • ASSOCIATION
  • OCCUPATION
  • PREVALENCE
  • MORTALITY

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Ott, A ; van Rossum, CTM ; van Harskamp, F ; van de Mheen, H ; Hofman, A ; Breteler, MMB. / Education and the incidence of dementia in a large population-based study : The Rotterdam study. In: Neurology. 1999 ; Vol. 52, No. 3. pp. 663-666.
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Ott, A, van Rossum, CTM, van Harskamp, F, van de Mheen, H, Hofman, A & Breteler, MMB 1999, 'Education and the incidence of dementia in a large population-based study: The Rotterdam study', Neurology, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 663-666. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.52.3.663

Education and the incidence of dementia in a large population-based study : The Rotterdam study. / Ott, A; van Rossum, CTM; van Harskamp, F; van de Mheen, H; Hofman, A; Breteler, MMB.

In: Neurology, Vol. 52, No. 3, 1999, p. 663-666.

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