Secular trends in the prevalence of dementia and depression in Swedish septuagenarians 1976-2006.

@article{Wiberg2013SecularTI,
  title={Secular trends in the prevalence of dementia and depression in Swedish septuagenarians 1976-2006.},
  author={Patricia L. Wiberg and Margda Waern and Eva Billstedt and Svante Ostling and Ingmar Skoog},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={2627-34}
}
BACKGROUND It is not clear whether the prevalence of dementia and depression among the elderly has changed during the past 30 years. METHOD Population-based samples from Gothenburg, Sweden were examined with identical psychiatric and neuropsychiatric examinations at age 70 years in 1976-1977 (n = 404, response rate 78.8%) and 2000-2001 (n = 579, response rate 66.4%), and at age 75 in 1976-1977 (n = 303, response rate 78%) and 2005-2006 (n = 753, response rate 63.4%). Depression was diagnosed… CONTINUE READING

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