Trends in Mortality Rates for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Over 30 Years in China

American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease &Other Dementias®, Volume 36, Issue , January-December 2021.
Objective: This study examines trends in the mortality of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in China from 1990 to 2019. Methods: The data were drawn from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 (GBD 2019), and an age–period–cohort model was used for analysis. Results: The net drift was .152% (95% confidence interval [CI]: .069%, .235%) per year for men (P < .05) and .024% (95% CI: −.078%, .126%) per year for women. The local drift values were below 0 in both genders for people aged 45–54 years (P < .05), and above 0 for males aged 60–94 years and females aged 60–79 years (P < .05). In the same birth cohort, the risk of mortality of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias exponentially increases with age for both genders. Conclusion: More rapid and effective efforts are needed to mitigate the substantial impact of Alzheimer’s and other dementias on the health of China’s elderly.Trends in Mortality Rates for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Over 30 Years in ChinaTrends in Mortality Rates for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Over 30 Years in ChinaAlzheimers{$excerpt:n}