Science

Estimating Australian Population Attributable Risks (PAR) for cognitive impairment and dementia of specific factors

 
 
The population attributable risk of specific risk factors for late-life dementia has been estimated for the United States and globally, but not Australia. We have recently demonstrated that current methods have limitations as they do not consider competing risk or the complex nature of some risk factors such as obesity which have non-linear relationships with age. This project estimiates PAR for common risk factors using Australian and international datasets, taking into account competing risk.
 
Publications 
 
  • Ashby-Mitchell, K., Burns, R., Shaw, J., & Anstey, K. J. (2017). Proportion of dementia in Australia explained by common modifiable risk factors. Alzheimer's research & therapy, 9(1), 11.