Risk Factors of Severe Cognitive Impairment in the Czech Republic

  • Kornélia Svačinová CséfalvaiováEmail author
  • Jitka Langhamrová
Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 46)


Expected dramatic increase in the number of people with cognitive impairment will put high demands on health and social care in the Czech Republic. Population aging and the increase of elderly persons aged 65+ evoked a need to address this issue, since age is the major risk factor for dementia and severe cognitive impairment. Conflicting conclusions of European studies confirm the difficulties of quantifying the disease. This article includes the analysis of risk factors of severe cognitive impairment, based on socio-demographic and health variables in the Czech Republic. The method of logistic regression was used for the analysis of risk factors.


Population ageing Severe Cognitive Impairment Risk factors Czech Republic 



This article was supported by the Czech Science Foundation, No. GA ČR 15-13283S under the title “Projection of the Czech Republic Population According to Educational Level and Marital Status.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kornélia Svačinová Cséfalvaiová
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jitka Langhamrová
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DemographyFaculty of Informatics and Statistics, University of EconomicsPragueCzech Republic

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