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Marital Status and Cognitive Impairment among Community-Dwelling Chinese Older Adults: The Role of Gender and Social Engagement
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore.
National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore.
National University of Singapore, Singapore.
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2014 (English)In: Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders extra, E-ISSN 1664-5464, Vol. 4, no 3, 375-384 p., 25473404Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aims: To examine the association between marital status and cognitive impairment among community-dwelling Chinese older adults. Methods: We analyzed data from 2,498 Chinese aged 55 and older from the Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study cohort. Cognitive impair- ment was defined as a Mini-Mental State Examination total score of 23 or below. Odds ratios of associations were reported and adjusted for potential confounders in logistic regression models. Results: The prevalence of cognitive impairment was 12.2% (n = 306). Being single was associated with about 2.5 times increased odds of cognitive impairment compared to be- ing married (adjusted OR = 2.53, 95% CI: 1.41–4.55). The association between marital status and cognitive impairment was much stronger in men compared to that in women, and was indeed statistically significant only for men. Among the single and widowed persons social engagement was associated with a lower risk of cognitive impairment. Compared with sub- jects in the lowest tertile of social engagement scores, the odds of having cognitive impair- ment was lowered by 50% for subjects in the second and the third tertile. Conclusion: Being single or widowed was associated with higher odds of cognitive impairment compared to be- ing married in a cohort of older Chinese men but not women.

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Basel: S. Karger, 2014. Vol. 4, no 3, 375-384 p., 25473404
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Cognitive impairment, Chinese older adults, Mini-Mental State Examination, Marital status, Social engagement

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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44167DOI: 10.1159/000358584PubMedID: 25473404OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-44167DiVA: diva2:820966
Available from: 2015-06-13 Created: 2015-06-13 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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