Parental education and late-life dementia in the United States.

TitleParental education and late-life dementia in the United States.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsRogers, MAM, Plassman, BL, Kabeto, M, Fisher, GG, McArdle, JJ, Llewellyn, DJ, Potter, GG, Langa, KM
JournalJ Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol
Volume22
Issue1
Pagination71-80
Date Published2009 Mar
ISSN Number0891-9887
Call Numbernewpubs20090302_Rogers_etal.pdf
KeywordsAge Distribution, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Apolipoproteins E, Biomarkers, Cognition Disorders, Continental Population Groups, Dementia, Educational Status, Fathers, Female, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Mothers, Odds Ratio, Parents, Prevalence, Prospective Studies, Risk Factors, Sex Distribution, United States
Abstract

<p>We investigated the relation between parental education and dementia in the United States. Participants in the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study were included, with information regarding parental education obtained from the Health and Retirement Study. The odds of dementia in elderly Americans whose mothers had less then 8 years of schooling were twice (95% CI, 1.1-3.8) that of individuals with higher maternal education, when adjusted for paternal education. Of elderly Americans with less educated mothers, 45.4% (95% CI, 37.4-53.4%) were diagnosed with dementia or ;;cognitive impairment, no dementia'' compared to 31.2% (95% CI, 25.0-37.4%) of elderly Americans whose mothers had at least an 8th grade education. The population attributable risk of dementia due to low maternal education was 18.8% (95% CI, 9.4-28.2%). The education of girls in a population may be protective of dementia in the next generation.</p>

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PMID 19073840

DOI10.1177/0891988708328220
User Guide Notes

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19073840?dopt=Abstract

Endnote Keywords

Dementia/Education/Women

Endnote ID

19720

Alternate JournalJ Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol
Citation Key7316
PubMed ID19073840
PubMed Central IDPMC2670459
Grant ListR01 AG027010-01 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 AG009740 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
K08 AG019180-05 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
K08 AG019180 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 AG09740 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG027010 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States