Gender differences in cognitive performance and health status in the Faroese Septuagenarians cohort

Maria Skaalum Petersen, Fróði Debes, Philippe Grandjean, Pál Weihe

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Abstract

The aim was to determine cognitive performance and health status in the Faroese Septuagenarians cohort in relation to gender differences. In this cross-sectional study of 713 Faroese septuagenarians who underwent a clinical, neurophysiological and neuropsychological examinations and questionnaire, women performed better on tests covering the memory domain, while there was no gender difference in other cognitive domains. Men suffered more frequently from cardiovascular events while women more frequently suffered from arthrosis, hypothyroidism and muscle pain. We observed a considerable heterogeneity and gender difference in some cognitive domains and health in Faroese septuagenarians.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume29
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)79–81
ISSN1101-1262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

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