Epidemiology of dementia in Ashkelon

  title={Epidemiology of dementia in Ashkelon},
  author={Esther Kahana and Yechezkel Galper and Nelly Zilber and Amos D. Korczyn},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
A population study aimed at evaluating the influence of education on the prevalence of dementia was carried out in Ashkelon, a rural city in Israel. The whole population aged over 75 years was screened, with a very low refusal rate. Altogether, 1501 people were examined, using DSM III-R criteria for dementia. The prevalence of dementia increased with age and was higher among females and immigrants to Israel from Africa and Asia. The most significant correlation was with a low level of education… CONTINUE READING

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