The Area Deprivation Index: A novel tool for harmonizable risk assessment in Alzheimer’s disease research.

Zuelsdorff, M., J. Larson, J. Hunt, A. Kim, R. Koscik, W. Buckingham, C. Gleason, S. Johnson, S. Asthana, R. Rissman, B. Bendlin, and A. Kind. “The Area Deprivation Index: A Novel Tool for Harmonizable Risk Assessment in Alzheimer’s Disease Research.”. Alzheimer’s & Dementia (New York, N. Y.), Vol. 6, no. 1, 2020, p. e12039.

Residence in a disadvantaged neighborhood associates with adverse health exposures and outcomes, and may increase risk for cognitive impairment and dementia. Utilization of a publicly available, geocoded disadvantage metric could facilitate efficient integration of social determinants of health into models of cognitive aging.

DOI: 10.1002/trc2.12039

PubMed: 32548238