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Author Yang, Sheng-Kung ♦ Chen, Weishan ♦ Su, Chun-Hsien ♦ Liu, Chung-Hsiang
Editor Matsuo, Shinro
Source Hindawi
Content type Text
Publisher Hindawi
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Copyright Year ©2018
Language English
Abstract Background and Aims. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the third most common form of dementia. Epidemiological studies of DLB in Taiwan are scarce. In this study, we estimated the incidence of DLB and comorbidity in the population of Taiwan. Methods. Data were obtained from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). DLB patients between 2000 and 2013 were enrolled in assessments of incidence and comorbidity. Results. The incidence of DLB was shown to be 7.10 per 100,000 person-years (95% CI = 6.63–7.59), which increased with age. The average age at diagnosis was 76.3, and this was higher for males than for females. The comorbidity rates of hypertension and hyperlipidemia in DLB patients were higher in females than in males. Conclusions. Epidemiologic data from large-scale retrospective studies is crucial to the prevention of DLB.
ISSN 09534180
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2018-05-29
Rights License This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
e-ISSN 18758584
Journal Behavioural Neurology
Volume Number 2018
Page Count 6


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