Title

Racial and ethnic disparities in subjective cognitive decline: a closer look, United States, 2015–2018

Authors

Sangeeta Gupta

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

BMC Public Health

Publication Date

2021

Abstract

Subjective cognitive decline (SCD), characterized by self-experience of deterioration in cognitive performance may be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Given the association of AD with dependence and disability for a long duration, earlier the detection, the sooner people and their families can receive information regarding better management. It is critical to explore disparities amongst racial and ethnic populations with SCD in order to facilitate targeted interventions. The primary objective was to identify disparities in prevalence of SCD amongst Whites, Blacks and Hispanics by select sociodemographic characteristics and functional limitations in a U.S. population-based sample of non-institutionalized adults aged 45 and older. The secondary objective was to assess the association between SCD and select chronic conditions (angina, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol) by race/ethnicity.

DOI

10.1186/s12889-021-11068-1

Keywords

Health

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