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In 2002, the prevalence of dementia among individuals aged 71 and older was approximately 3.4 million Americans.

Plassman B, Langa K, Fisher G, et al. Prevalence of Dementia in the United States: The aging, demographics, and memory study. Neuroepidemiology. 2007; 29: 125-32. http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=ShowAbstract&ArtikelNr=109998&Ausgabe=233821&ProduktNr=224263

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Dementia in the United States: The aging, demographics, and memory study
Publication
Neuroepidemiology
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Plassman B, Langa K, Fisher G, et al
Pages
125-32
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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