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Prevalences of dementia and cognitive impairment among older people in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review.

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OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of the literature on the prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementia in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: Five electronic databases were searched for relevant abstracts and to identify papers eligible for full-text review. A study was included if two authors agreed that it had a cohort, case-control or cross-sectional design and reported population-level data; was limited to black African adults older than 50 years or described as "elderly" or "old"; r...

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10.2471/blt.13.118422

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
Bulletin of the World Health Organization More from this journal
Volume:
91
Issue:
10
Pages:
773-783
Publication date:
2013-10-01
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EISSN:
1564-0604
ISSN:
0042-9686
Language:
English
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pubs:434464
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uuid:cb25e69c-513f-4080-8a8b-284731cdeb43
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pubs:434464
Source identifiers:
434464
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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