APOE ε4 and the long arm of social inequity: estimated effects of socio-economic status and sex on the timing of dementia onset

  title={APOE $\epsilon$4 and the long arm of social inequity: estimated effects of socio-economic status and sex on the timing of dementia onset},
  author={Caroline Hasselgren and Hans Ekbrand and Madeleine Mellqvist F{\"a}ssberg and Anna Zettergren and Henrik Zetterberg and Kaj Blennow and Ingmar Skoog and Bj{\"o}rn Haller{\"o}d},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  pages={1951 - 1975}
ABSTRACT It is well established that carriers of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele run a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia and a strongly age-related condition known to disproportionally affect women. Low educational attainment also stands out as a prominent risk factor, and it has been suggested that occupational class plays a similar role in disease susceptibility. Not yet fully explored, however, is the question of whether socio-economic… Expand
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