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AlzRisk Paper Detail

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

Exposure Detail
Method of exposure ascertainment: technician measurement

"WC was measured at the minimum circumference between the iliac crest and the ribcage. WHR was calculated as WC and hip girth (cm) measured at the maximum width over the greater trochanters."

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