Public Health England (PHE) have released a systematic review which examines variations in the incidence and prevalence of dementia between groups defined by (“protected”) characteristics; including socio-economic status, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation and disability. It investigates two main questions:
- Are certain population groups, defined by specific characteristics, at increased risk of dementia (and why)?
- Among people living with dementia, do outcomes vary according to these characteristics?
Dementia: prevalence in groups by protected characteristics. London: Public Health England (PHE), October 2nd 2015.
This relates to:
Prevalence of dementia in population groups by protected characteristics: a systematic review of the literature. London: Public Health England (PHE), October 1st 2015. PHE Publications Gateway No. 2015378.