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Systematic review estimating the burden of dementia in the WHO Southeast Asia Region using Bayesian and frequentist approaches

Adrienne N Poon, Yawen Xiang, Yelena Zavalishina, Shant Ayanian, Christopher F Aitken, Andrew C Procter, Igor Rudan, Kit Yee Chan

Journal of Global Health | UNIV EDINBURGH, GLOBAL HEALTH SOC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Rapid increase in life expectancy in low- and middle-income countries including the World Health Organization's Southeast Asia Region (SEAR) has resulted in an increase in the global burden of dementia, which is expected to become a leading cause of morbidity. Accurate burden estimates are key for informing policy and planning. Given the paucity of data, estimates were developed using both a Bayesian methodology and as well as a traditional frequentist approach to gain better insights into methodological approaches for disease burden estimates. Methods: Seven databases were searched for studies published between 2010-2018 regarding dementia prevalence in SEAR, generating 8 releva..

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