Hemoglobin levels and Alzheimer disease

An epidemiologic study in India

Rajesh S. Pandav, Vijay Chandra, Hiroko Dodge, Steven T. DeKosky, Mary Ganguli

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Abstract

Objective: Anemia is common in developing countries, where populations are aging rapidly. The authors explored the cross-sectional relationship between hemoglobin concentration and Alzheimer disease (AD) in a rural elderly sample in Ballabgarh, India. Methods: A clinical diagnostic evaluation for dementia and a hemoglobin estimation were performed in 605 persons selected by screening a larger community-based sample age 55 + years. Twenty-six participants met criteria for AD. Results: Hemoglobin was inversely associated with AD after adjustment for age, sex. and literacy. Conclusion: Low hemoglobin is associated with AD and should be investigated further as a modifiable risk factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-526
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Epidemiologic Studies
India
Alzheimer Disease
Hemoglobins
Developing Countries
Dementia
Anemia
Population

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Hemoglobin levels and Alzheimer disease : An epidemiologic study in India. / Pandav, Rajesh S.; Chandra, Vijay; Dodge, Hiroko; DeKosky, Steven T.; Ganguli, Mary.

In: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2004, p. 523-526.

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Pandav, Rajesh S. ; Chandra, Vijay ; Dodge, Hiroko ; DeKosky, Steven T. ; Ganguli, Mary. / Hemoglobin levels and Alzheimer disease : An epidemiologic study in India. In: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2004 ; Vol. 12, No. 5. pp. 523-526.
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