||Prevalence of dementia among elderly people living in Cotonou, an urban area of Benin (West Africa)
PARAÏSO NOEL MOUSSILIOU ,
Guerchet Maëlenn ,
SAIZONOU JACQUES Z. ,
Cowppli-Bony Pascale ,
Mouanga Alain M. ,
Nubukpo Philippe ,
Preux Pierre-Marie ,
Houinato Dismand ,
||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.
||Prevalence, dementia, Cotonou
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