APH 2005, 63, 279-292:
The incidence of dementia: relationship with educational attainment.
A. Versporten, N. Bossuyt, L. Meulenbergs, F. Baro, H. Van Oyen
Keywords: dementia, educational attainment, general population, survival analysis, cognitive reserve
Objectives: To investigate whether educational attainment influences
the development of dementia. The hypothesis is that higher educated
persons have a lower incidence rate of dementia than persons with a
Results: Overall incidence rates of dementia were 4.1/100 person
years for men and 3.3/100 person years for women. Lower educated
persons (primary education or less) were at higher risk to develop
dementia compared to higher educated persons. The adjusted hazard
risk is 2.9 (95%CI: 1.0-8.1).