Comparison of Alzheimer's disease risk factors in white and African American families.

@article{Bachman2003ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of Alzheimer's disease risk factors in white and African American families.},
  author={David L. Bachman and Robert C Green and Kelly Suzanne Benke and L. Adrienne Cupples and Lindsay A. Farrer},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 8},
  pages={1372-4}
}
The associations between alcohol, smoking, and head injury and the risk of AD in 443 African American and 2,336 white participants in the MIRAGE Study were evaluated. Alcohol had a modest protective effect in whites (odds ratio [OR] = 0.82, 95% CI = 0.68 to 0.99), with a similar trend in African Americans (OR = 0.88, 95% CI = 0.54 to 1.4). Head trauma increased the risk of AD in whites (OR = 2.3, 95% CI = 1.8 to 3.0) and African Americans (OR = 2.9, 95% CI = 1.2 to 7.0). Smoking was not… CONTINUE READING