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Abstract: Prevalence of mild cognitive impairment: a population-based study in elderly subjects

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By Hanninen T, Hallikainen M, Tuomainen S, Vanhanen M, Soininen H. • www.ProHealth.com • September 9, 2002


Objectives: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has been suggested as a term for a boundary area between normal aging and dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease (AD). In follow-up studies, more than 50% of MCI subjects have been converted to dementia in 3-4 years. However, the epidemiology of MCI is not well known. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of MCI in an elderly population.

Methods: A total of 806 subjects (60-76 years of age) from a population-based random sample of 1150 subjects living in the city of Kuopio in eastern Finland were evaluated. Neuropsychological tests and a structured interview including the modified Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) were used to apply the diagnostic criteria of MCI as proposed by Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Centre. Thus, subjects having a test score more than 1.5 SDs below the age appropriate mean in memory tests and a CDR score of 0.5 but no dementia, were diagnosed as having MCI.

Results: A total of 43 subjects, 5.3%, met the MCI criteria. MCI was more prevalent in older and less-educated subjects, but no difference was found between men and women. The CDR appeared to be the most important part of the criteria. The memory tests had less impact on prevalence variables.

Conclusions: The low prevalence of MCI indicate that in a population-based study design its criteria may identify a more homogeneous group of subjects at the lower end of the cognitive continuum as contrasted with various other criteria of cognitive impairment in the elderly population. This is compatible with follow-up studies showing a high probability of dementia in the MCI group. Thus, probable candidates for trials of preventive intervention for dementia can be screened from the elderly population using these diagnostic criteria.

Acta Neurol Scand 2002 Sep;106(3):148-54




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