Prevalence of dementia in North Italy: Epidemiological study in Vescovato, Cremona Province

L. Ferini-Strambi, A. Marcone, P. Garancini, F. Danelon, M. Zamboni, P. Massussi, S. Smirne

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Abstract

An ageing population places increasing numbers of subjects at risk for age-associated neurological disorders, including dementia. The Framingham Study showed a prevalence of dementia of 30.5/1,000 for men and 48.2/1,000 for women and increased with advancing age (1). An epidemiological study conducted in Appignano, a small town in central Italy, using a door-to-door- 2-phase design showed a crude prevalence ratio (cases per 100 population over age 59) of 6.2 (2). Aim of our study was to investigate the prevalence of dementia in Vescovato, a small town of North Italy, using a door-to-door-2- phase design similar to that of Appignano study (2).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalNew Trends in Clinical Neuropharmacology
Volume7
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology

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