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J Am Geriatr Soc. 2001 Oct;49(10):1371-8.

Ethnicity and cognitive performance among older African Americans, Japanese Americans, and Caucasians: the role of education.

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Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.


This cross-sectional analysis evaluated the association between ethnicity and cognitive performance and determined whether education modifies this association for nondemented older people (103 African Americans, 1,388 Japanese Americans, 2,306 Caucasians) in a study of dementia incidence. African Americans scored lower (median 89 out of 100) than Japanese Americans (93) and Caucasians (94) on the Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument (CASI). Education affected CA.

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