Low Socio-Economic Status: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor? (JAMA Psychiatry / The Mental Elf)

Summary

Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing was used to analyse potential associations between markers of socioeconomic status (wealth quintiles and the index of multiple deprivation) and the incidence of dementia. It appears that dementia incidence is associated with low levels of wealth (socio-economic deprivation), and that the outlook for health inequalities appears to be worse among English persons born more recently.

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Reference

Cadar, D. Lassale, C. [and] Davies, H. [et al] (2018). Individual and area-based socioeconomic factors associated with dementia incidence in England: evidence from a 12-year follow-up in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. JAMA Psychiatry. July 1st 2018; 75(7): 723-732.

This was brought to attention by:

Cohen, A. Elshazly, Z. Günak, MM. [et al] (2018). Lack of wealth may increase our risk of dementia. [Online]: The Mental Elf. December 12th 2017.

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