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Season of birth and Alzheimer's disease: a population-based study in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean/Québec (IMAGE Project).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8643753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The birth distribution of 399 cases of Alzheimer's disease (AD) identified in the region of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean (Québec) was compared with that of: (a) the population currently living in the area; and (b) the population born during the same period in the same area. AD cases have been recruited since 1986 by the IMAGE Project. Cases and controls were grouped according to the month of birth and according to the day of birth using density estimation. Analyses showed a significant deficit of births in the month of May. We believe these preliminary results deserve further attention and we suggest two possible explanations that could lead to a deficit of AD births at specific periods during the year.
H Vézina; L Houde; H Charbonneau; M Beaudry; A Cholette; N Daoud; J Mathieu; Y Robitaille; F Veilleux; D Gauvreau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0033-2917     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Med     Publication Date:  1996 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-16     Completed Date:  1996-07-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254142     Medline TA:  Psychol Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
IMAGE Project, Centre hospitalier Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Alzheimer Disease / epidemiology*,  etiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Middle Aged
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
Quebec / epidemiology
Sex Ratio

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