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Gastritis may boost odds of dementia


Momtaz, Yadollah Abolfathi and Hamid, Tengku Aizan and Ibrahim, Rahimah (2014) Gastritis may boost odds of dementia. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias®, 29 (5). pp. 452-456. ISSN 1533-3175; ESSN: 1938-2731


Introduction: Given the high prevalence of dementia and its devastating consequences, identifying risk factors for dementia is a public health priority. The present study aims to assess whether gastritis increases the odds of dementia. Methodology: The data for this study, consisting of 2926 community-dwelling older adults, were obtained from the National survey entitled “Mental Health and Quality of Life of Older Malaysians.” Dementia was diagnosed using the Geriatric Mental State-Automated Geriatric Examination for Computer-Assisted Taxonomy. Results: Prevalence of dementia was considerably higher among older adults with gastritis (29.5%) compared to those without gastritis (13.2%). After adjusting for age, gender, marital status, educational attainment, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes, gastritis was significantly associated with more than twice odds of dementia (adjusted odds ratio = 2.42, P < .001, 95% confidence interval = 1.68-3.49). Conclusions: The findings from this population-based observational study showing evidence that gastritis may increase the risk of dementia provide avenue for further inquiries into dementia.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Institute of Gerontology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1533317513518654
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Keywords: Aged; Dementia; Gastritis; Risk factor
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2023 06:08
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2023 06:08
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37738
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