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2013: The prevalence of dementia in Europe

Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of people with dementia in Portugal in 2012 as being 182,526. This represents 1.71% of the total population of 10,699,333. 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

60 - 64

597

3,004

3,601

65 - 69

4,495

4,146

8,641

70 - 74

6,793

10,241

17,034

75 - 79

12,262

18,518

30,780

80 - 84

16,583

29,983

46,566

85 - 89

11,667

29,720

41,387

90 - 94

5,249

17,800

23,048

95+

902

4,719

5,621

Total

62,260

120,266

182,526

An unrelated 2010 study found a prevalence rate of 2.7% among people aged 55-79 in northern Portugal (Belina Nunes, et al., 2010).

There is no information about the number of people with dementia who 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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