Life course socioeconomic disadvantage and cognitive function among the elderly population of seven capitals in Latin America and the Caribbean.

@article{Nguyen2008LifeCS,
  title={Life course socioeconomic disadvantage and cognitive function among the elderly population of seven capitals in Latin America and the Caribbean.},
  author={Cat Tuong Nguyen and Marie-Claude Couture and Beatriz Eugenia Alvarado and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Zunzunegui},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={347-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of life course socioeconomic disadvantages (SED) on cognitive function in later life. METHOD Data originate from a survey of people 60 and older living in seven Latin American and Caribbean cities. Cognitive function was measured with a modified Mini-Mental State Examination and the Pfeffer Scale of Functional Capacity. Homogeneity tests were used to pool data. Associations between cognitive function and SED were evaluated, fitting logistic regressions… CONTINUE READING

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