Update: February 2019
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in general is more common in
жителей сельской местности в отличие от urban обитателей. New
an American study found the reason for this in various
public access to educational programs. American Magazine
Journal of Preventive Medicine “took the honor to publish the news on
Alzheimer’s disease is known to be neurodegenerative
disease and refers to a variety of dementia. Many
experimenters tried to prove the influence of ethnic and sexual
affiliation to form the disease. Among various reasons
the emergence of this pathology plays an important role educational
patient level. The risk of developing Alzheimer’s is lower.
highly educated people. That is why US researchers
addressed the question of whether there is a difference between the probability of illness
сельских и urban жителей.
The experiment covered more than 16,000 people over the age of 55
years old. Scientists have analyzed the medical data on the state
health of subjects from 2000 to 2010. At the time of work
volunteers called study participants to conduct
small interview and testing, thanks to which it became possible
assessment of cognitive abilities.
For a simplified interpretation of the results, scientists used the following
- ≤ 6 points – the presence of dementia;
- 7-11 points – the presence of a violation of the cognitive sphere without
- ≥ 12 points – no problem from the cognitive sphere.
Also made the separation of all subjects at their place
- urban (percentage of city residents – 100%);
- rural (percentage of city residents – 0%);
- mixed urban (the percentage of city residents – 75-99%);
- mixed rural (percentage of city residents – 0.1-75%).
The analysis involved such evaluation parameters as
age, race and gender, social status,
nationality, presence and number of children, level of education,
the amount of cash savings and the level of health (above all,
arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cancer and
mental illness, myocardial infarction and stroke).
As a result, specialists received the following:
- The incidence of dementia for 2000 in rural areas is 7%, in
urban условиях – 5,5%.
- The frequency of determining the presence of cognitive disorders without
formed dementia in 2000 in the village – 19.8%, in the city –
- The incidence of dementia for 2010 in rural residents is 5%,
urban жителей – 4,5%.
- Frequency of diagnosing cognitive disorders without dementia
на 2010 год в сельских краях – 16,5%, в urban условиях –
It follows from this that cognitive disorders are more often
develop in the rural population, and if you pay attention
on specific numbers, you can see that they stayed around
том же самом уровне спустя 10 years old. Interestingly, in general,
the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases has decreased.
Researchers attribute this to increased availability
educational institutions and programs for the rural population.
Particular attention is paid to the role of scientists quality of receiving
professional knowledge. They believe that it is absolutely necessary
take government measures to implement access to education
for aging residents.
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