Reading ability, education, and cognitive status assessment among older adults in Harlem, New York City.

@article{Albert1999ReadingAE,
  title={Reading ability, education, and cognitive status assessment among older adults in Harlem, New York City.},
  author={Steven M. Albert and Jeanne A. Teresi},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={95-7}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined reported level of education and current reading ability as predictors of cognitive status among older African Americans in central Harlem, New York City. METHODS A probability sample of 164 noninstitutionalized older African Americans was assessed. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores were regressed on education and reading ability measures. RESULTS Reading ability and educational attainment were significant, independent predictors of MMSE performance… CONTINUE READING

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