Deaths with Dementia in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians: A Nationwide Study.
Michael Waller, Rachel F Buckley, Colin L Masters, Francis R Nona, Sandra Eades, Annette J Dobson
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of dementia is generally reported to be higher among Indigenous peoples. OBJECTIVE: The rates and coding of dementia mortality were compared between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. METHODS: De-identified individual records on causes of death for all people aged 40 years or more who died in Australia between 2006 and 2014 (n = 1,233,084) were used. There were 185,237 records with International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, codes for dementia (Alzheimer's Disease, vascular dementia, or unspecified dementia) as the underlying cause of death or mentioned elsewhere on the death certificate. Death rates were compared using Poisson regression. Log..View full abstract