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AlzRisk Paper Detail

Reference: Luchsinger, 2012
Cohort: Washington Heights-Inwood Columbia Aging Project
Risk Factor: Obesity

Exposure Detail
Method of BMI ascertainment: technician measurement

The BMI was computed by dividing the weight (kg) by height (m) squared, and was categorized into quartiles.

The BMI was measured in individuals who were at least 65 years of age.

Age Detail
Study criteria required all participants to be at least 65 years of age at study entry.

Screening and Diagnosis Detail
AD Diagnosis:
NINCDS ADRDA National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Diseases and Stroke/Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association Criteria (McKhann 1984)

Total Dementia Definition: CDR>0.5

Covariates & Analysis Detail
Analysis Type:
Cox proportional hazards regression

AD Covariates:
APOE4APOE e4 genotype