01620nas a2200205 4500008004100000245010900041210006900150300001400219490000600233520099900239100001401238700002001252700002501272700001701297700001301314700001401327700001601341700002101357856003601378 2019 eng d00a{Alzheimer's disease progression and risk factors: A standardized comparison between six large data sets0 aAlzheimers disease progression and risk factors A standardized c a515–5230 v53 aThere exist a large number of cohort studies that have been used to identify genetic and biological risk factors for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, there is a disagreement between studies as to how strongly these risk factors affect the rate of progression through diagnostic groups toward AD. We have calculated the probability of transitioning through diagnostic groups in six studies and considered how uncertainty around the strength of the effect of these risk factors affects estimates of the distribution of individuals in each diagnostic group in an AD clinical trial simulator. In this work, we identify the optimal choice of widely collected variables for comparing data sets and calculating probabilities of progression toward AD. We use the estimated transition probabilities to inform stochastic simulations of AD progression that are based on a Markov model and compare predicted incidence rates to those in a community-based study, the Cardiovascular Health Study.1 aEvans, S.1 aMcRae-McKee, K.1 aHadjichrysanthou, C.1 aWong, M., M.1 aAmes, D.1 aLopez, O.1 ade Wolf, F.1 aAnderson, R., M. uhttps://chs-nhlbi.org/node/8271