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2013: The prevalence of dementia in Europe

Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of people with dementia in Malta in 2012 as being 5,301. This represents 1.26 % of the total population of 419,212. The number of people with dementia as a percentage of the population is somewhat lower 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

142

78

219

60 - 64

31

143

173

65 - 69

181

155

336

70 - 74

230

335

565

75 - 79

379

563

942

80 - 84

415

796

1,211

85 - 89

311

819

1,130

90 - 94

152

447

598

95+

39

88

126

Total

1,878

3,423

5,301

According to a recent study using EuroCoDe prevalence data (Scerri and Scerri, 2012), there were 5,198 people with dementia in 2010 (not including the under 60 age group, which, in the above table, is based on prevalence rates from the EURODEM study). This is expected to increase to 6,071 in 2015, 7,175 in 2020, 9,883 in 2030, 12,372 in 2040 and 12,955 in 2050. No data is available on the estimated number or percentage of people who have dementia but have not been diagnosed.

 

 
 

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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