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Dr C Brayne, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; firstname.lastname@example.org
In patients with incident dementia, what is the association between various prognostic factors and risk of mortality?
prospective cohort study followed for 14 years.
2 rural and 3 urban centres in England and Wales, UK.
inception cohort of 438 patients >65 years of age (median age 84 y) who were diagnosed with dementia based on a geriatric mental state examination algorithm. People who had prevalent dementia during entry into the cohort or whose onset of dementia could not be estimated were excluded.
age at onset of dementia, sex, marital status, accommodation type (community or institution), education level (⩽9 y, 10–11 y, …
Source of funding: Medical Research Council and Department of Health.