Association of Race and Income with Incident Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias among Black and White Older Adults

Laura M. Keohane, Sayeh Nikpay, Kyle Braun, Audrey Cheng, David Stevenson, Melinda B. Buntin, Danxia Yu, William J. Blot & Loren Lipworth
To investigate how differences in income and education levels may contribute to disparities in incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD), we compared ADRD incidence in traditional Medicare claims for 11,132 Black and 7703 White participants aged 65 and over from a predominantly low-income cohort. We examined whether the relationship between ADRD incidence and race varied by income or education. Based on 2015 incident ADRD diagnoses, Black and White participants had unadjusted incidence rates...
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