Epidemiology of presenile Alzheimer's disease in Scotland (1974-88) I. non-random geographical variation.

@article{Whalley1995EpidemiologyOP,
  title={Epidemiology of presenile Alzheimer's disease in Scotland (1974-88) I. non-random geographical variation.},
  author={Lawrence J. Whalley and Brian M. Thomas and G McGonigal and C A McQuade and Robert J. Swingler and Roger Black},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1995},
  volume={167 6},
  pages={
          728-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND Factors that determine geographical differences in incidence rates of 'probable' presenile Alzheimer's disease (AD PSD) may help to clarify the possible role of the environment in its aetiology. METHOD We have ascertained the treated incidence of AD PSD in Scotland by scrutiny of hospital cassenotes and searched for cases outside hospital settings. Small area geographical analysis compared the observed distribution of cases (each allocated to one of Scotland's 898 postcode sectors… CONTINUE READING

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