Prevalence and Associated Factors of Dementia among the Older People in Chiang Mai Province

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Nutreutai Arunsirot
Pitchaporn Opas
Jarunee Pattharawongthana3
Ninooch Boonyarittanon


This cross-sectional descriptive study investigated the prevalence and associated factors of dementia among older people in Saraphi District, Chiang Mai Province. A sample of 877 older people residing in Nong Phueng, Yang Noeng, and Saraphi Subdistricts was selected using purposive sampling method. Data were collected using a questionnaire to obtain general background information and the Thai version of the Mini-Mental Status Examination. Statistical analysis included frequency, percentage, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact test.

The result revealed that the prevalence of dementia was 15.39%, with 84.61% of participants being non-demented. Significant factors associated with dementia included current employment status, personal health conditions, smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, and social activity participation. Factors not associated with dementia were gender, marital status, education, previous occupations, brain injury, food supplementation, family history of dementia, and hobbies.

The study identified a substantial prevalence of dementia among the older people in Saraphi District. The associated factors highlight the importance of addressing modifiable risk factors and providing tailored interventions to prevent and manage dementia in Saraphi District, Chiang Mai Province.

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Arunsirot, N., Opas, P. ., Pattharawongthana3 , J., & Boonyarittanon, N. (2024). Prevalence and Associated Factors of Dementia among the Older People in Chiang Mai Province. Interdisciplinary Research Review, 19(2). Retrieved from
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