Journal article

To What Extent Does Age at Death Account for Sex Differences in Rates of Mortality From Alzheimer Disease?

Rachel F Buckley, Michael Waller, Colin L Masters, Annette Dobson

American Journal of Epidemiology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Our objective was to compare sex-specific rates of death with Alzheimer disease (AD) or dementia as the underlying or associated cause of death using death records. Deidentified individual records on causes of death for all people aged 60 years or more who died in Australia during 2006-2014 (n = 1,104,684) were analyzed. There were 184,562 records with International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, codes for dementia (AD, vascular dementia, or unspecified dementia). Death rate ratios for women versus men were estimated using Poisson regression. Women had a greater crude rate of death from all types of dementia than men (5.9 deaths per 1,000 person-years as compared with 3.8 deaths..

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