Deconstructing racial differences: the effects of quality of education and cerebrovascular risk factors.

@article{Carvalho2015DeconstructingRD,
  title={Deconstructing racial differences: the effects of quality of education and cerebrovascular risk factors.},
  author={Janessa O. Carvalho and Doug Tommet and Paul K Crane and Michael L Thomas and Amy A. Claxton and Christian G. Habeck and Jennifer J Manly and Heather R Romero},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={
          545-56
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of vascular conditions and education quality on cognition over time in White and African American (AA) older adults. METHOD We investigated cross-sectional and longitudinal racial differences in executive functioning (EF) and memory composites among Whites (n = 461) and AAs (n = 118) enrolled in a cohort study. We examined whether cerebrovascular risk factors and Shipley Vocabulary scores (a proxy for education quality) accounted for racial differences… CONTINUE READING

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