Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Cross-Sectional

Variable Name 

age_first_ad_dx

Categories

Clinical Diagnosis

Age at first Alzheimer's dementia dx
Age at cycle where first Alzheimer's dementia diagnosis was given

The age at first Alzheimer’s dementia diagnosis (dx) variable represents the age at the first cycle where an Alzheimer’s dementia diagnosis was rendered. This is calculated using the variables age at visit and clinical diagnosis summary (value = 4 or 5). This is the best approximation of “age at onset of Alzheimer’s dementia” available, as most participants are seen on a yearly basis. This measure is not available for participants that were demented at baseline cycle.