Multiple socioeconomic risks and cognitive impairment in older adults.

  title={Multiple socioeconomic risks and cognitive impairment in older adults.},
  author={Yunhwan Lee and Joung Hwan Back and Jinhee Kim and Haewon Byeon},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  volume={29 6},
BACKGROUND/AIM To investigate the multiple effects of socioeconomic factors on cognitive impairment in older persons. METHODS Subjects were a nationally representative sample (n = 4,155) aged >or=65 years of the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging. Cognitive status was assessed by the Mini-Mental State Examination. Education, income, wealth and occupation were measured, with low levels on each factor combined to produce an aggregate risk score. Multiple logistic regression was used to analyze… CONTINUE READING

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