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Relationship of health and demographic characteristics to Mini-Mental State Examination score among community residents

  • G. G. Fillenbaum (a1), D. C. Hughes (a1), A. Heyman (a1), L. K. George (a1) and D. G. Blazer (a1)...


Mini-Mental State findings from an age 60+ random community sample (N = 1681) indicate that score is related to education, age and race (but not sex) and to functional status, but not to selected aspects of physical or mental health. Adjustment for demographic characteristics, particularly education, is recommended lest cognitive impairment be overestimated.


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1Address for correspondence: Dr G. G. Fillenbaum, Box 3003, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.


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Relationship of health and demographic characteristics to Mini-Mental State Examination score among community residents

  • G. G. Fillenbaum (a1), D. C. Hughes (a1), A. Heyman (a1), L. K. George (a1) and D. G. Blazer (a1)...


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