Cause of death in Alzheimer's disease

C. Mary Beard, Emre Kokmen, Cathy Sigler, Glenn E. Smith, Tanya Petterson, Peter C. O'Brien

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Cause of death among 917 of the 959 subjects in a population-based incidence cohort with Alzheimer's disease (AD) during the years 1960 to 1984 was compared to that of an age- and gender-matched control group (n = 703). In general, a summary of the diagnostic codes entered anywhere on a death certificate suggests that control subjects had more cardiovascular disease and neoplasms than did patients, while patients more often hod a diagnostic code of bronchitis/pneumonia (P < 0.01). By logistic regression, this difference remained statistically significant after adjusting for age and gender.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Epidemiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1996


  • Alzheimer's disease
  • cause of death
  • epidemiology
  • mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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    Beard, C. M., Kokmen, E., Sigler, C., Smith, G. E., Petterson, T., & O'Brien, P. C. (1996). Cause of death in Alzheimer's disease. Annals of Epidemiology, 6(3), 195-200.