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Prevalence of Dementia among Elderly People Living in Cotonou, an Urban Area of Benin (West Africa).

Abstract : Background/Aims: The population of Benin is, like those of most developing countries, aging; dementia is therefore a major concern. Our goal was to estimate the prevalence of dementia in an elderly population living in urban Benin. Methods: In a cross-sectional community-based study, people aged 65 years and above were screened using the Community Screening Interview for Dementia and the Five-Word Test. Results: The prevalence of dementia was 3.7% (95% CI 2.6-4.8) overall. The figure increased with age and was higher among women than men. Conclusion: Dementia was slightly more prevalent than previously reported in a rural area of Benin, but the rate was similar to that recorded in other cities in developing countries.
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Moussiliou Noël Paraïso, Maëlenn Guerchet, Jacques Saizonou, Pascale Cowppli-Bony, Alain Maxime Mouanga, et al.. Prevalence of Dementia among Elderly People Living in Cotonou, an Urban Area of Benin (West Africa).. Neuroepidemiology, Karger, 2011, 36 (4), pp.245-251. ⟨10.1159/000328255⟩. ⟨hal-00678418⟩

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