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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fillenbaum, GG; Hughes, DC; Heyman, A; George, LK; Blazer, DG

Published Date

  • August 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 719 - 726

PubMed ID

  • 3263663

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-2917

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0033291700008412


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England