Prevalence of dementia and apolipoprotein e genotype distribution in the elderly of buttapietra, verona province, Italy.

@article{Benedetti2002PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of dementia and apolipoprotein e genotype distribution in the elderly of buttapietra, verona province, Italy.},
  author={Massimiliano De Benedetti and Alessandro Salviati and Stefania Filipponi and Mario Manfredi and L De Togni and Macarena Gomez Lira and G. Stenta and Emiliana Fincati and M. Pampanin and Nicol{\'o} Rizzuto and Guido Danti},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={74-80}
}
We investigated the prevalence of dementia and the apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype distribution in the elderly of Buttapietra, a village near Verona, Italy. All residents over the age of 74 (n = 238), including those who were institutionalized, were studied using a direct-contact, single-phase design. The overall prevalence of dementia, clinically defined by DSM-III-R criteria, was 15.8 cases per 100 population, with age-specific figures increasing steeply with advancing age in both sexes… CONTINUE READING

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