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2013: The prevalence of dementia in Europe

Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of people with dementia in France in 2012 as being 1,174,956. This represents 1.85% of the total population of 63,457,777. The number of people with dementia as a percentage of the population is somewhat higher than the EU average of 1.55%. The following table shows the estimated number of people with dementia between 30 and 59 and for every 5-year age group thereafter.

Age group

Men with dementia

Women with dementia

Total

30 - 59

19,740

11,368

31,108

60 - 64

3,869

18,585

22,454

65 - 69

25,951

21,861

47,811

70 - 74

33,783

47,147

80,930

75 - 79

64,953

94,912

159,865

80 - 84

98,525

178,698

277,224

85 - 89

82,948

228,798

311,746

90 - 94

39,487

152,321

191,808

95+

6,587

45,424

52,010

Total

375,843

799,113

1,174,956

Out of an estimated 850,000 people who had dementia in France in 2004, 50% had not been diagnosed (OPEPS, 2005).

 

 
 

Last Updated: Monday 24 February 2014

 

 
  • Acknowledgements

    The above information was published in the 2013 Dementia in Europe Yearbook as part of Alzheimer Europe's 2013 Work Plan which received funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme.
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