TABLE 8-4Distributions of Subtypes of Dementia by Ethno-Racial Group

Subtypes of DementiaHispanic (%)African American (%)Non-Hispanic White (%)
Alzheimer's disease87.993.3100
With Parkinson's3.000
With stroke12.125.320
With other complications6.117.30
Stroke related6.12.70
Other or unknown4.04.00
100 (N = 99)100 (N = 75)100 (N = 10)

Note: The sample consisted of people evaluated by research clinical diagnostic criteria, N = 184, from 27 subsamples of community-residing elders (65 years and older) from the North Manhattan Aging Project target area.

From: 8, Differences in Rates of Dementia Between Ethno-Racial Groups

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Population; Martin LG, Soldo BJ, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1997.
Copyright © 1997, National Academy of Sciences.

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