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The association of cardiovascular risk factors on the development of vascular dementia

Recent findings from 15,744 black and white adults in the ARIC Cohort Study found that several cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in middle age (smoking, diabetes, prehypertension & hypertension) are linked to higher risk of dementia later in life, and that blacks have higher rates of dementia v. whites. AoU offers ability to evaluate differential associations of specific CV risk factors, & their interactions with other factors, on dementia risk among race/ethnic groups beyond blacks and whites.

The remaining questions allow you to outline in more detail the information needed to address your research question. The series of questions allow up to five entries. If you have more than five entries, please try to prioritize them and enter the remainder in the final field. When done, click Submit at the bottom. No

Select your required Data Item #1, which is most important to your study. This would be an item that needs to be generated and collected from different sources using various procedures, tools, techniques, assays, etc. If not in the current selection, please enter it in the textbox below. Blood pressure

By what method will Data Item #1 be obtained? This may Include procedures, tools, techniques, assays, and analytical approaches for the collection, measurement, or analysis of data. If you do not find the required method, you may enter it in the textbox below. Physical exam

Are there specifications that apply to the method by which Data Item #1 will be obtained, e.g., is the measurement taken once a year, every month, or some other variation? If you do not find your specification in the dropdown, you may enter it in the textbox below. Quarterly

Data Item #2 History, smoking

Method #2 Survey

Specification #2 Quarterly

Data Item #3 History, cardiac

If Data Item #3 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here History, diabetes

Method #3 Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Specification #3 Quarterly

Data Item #4 Cholesterol

Method #4 Blood test

Specification #4 Once per year

If Data Item #5 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here Dementia assessment

Method #5 Physical exam

Specification #5 Every two years

If you have more than five data items, you may enter them here.

Brain imaging reports (to assess causes of dementia, including if vascular in nature)



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