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Table 3 Changes in percentages of dementia sub diagnoses making up dementia patient population. Large shift towards unspecified dementia and decrease in vascular dementia is noted, indicating a possible lack of quality amongst dementia diagnostics

From: Changes in dementia diagnoses in Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic

Region Alzheimer’s disease 2020 Vascular dementia 2020 Unspecified dementia 2020 Alzheimer’s disease 2019 Vascular dementia 2019 Unspecified dementia 2019 Change 2020 vs 2019 Alzheimer’s disease Change 2020 vs 2019 Vascular dementia Change 2020 vs 2019 Unspecified dementia
Sweden 65,70% 13,80% 20,50% 64,40% 15,20% 20,40% 2,00% −9,10% 0,50%
Stockholm 72,40% 13,70% 13,90% 70,90% 15,80% 13,30% 2,10% −13,10% 4,30%
Uppsala 59,40% 4,90% 35,70% 55,00% 4,20% 40,70% 7,90% 15,00% −12,20%
Södermanland 46,80% 19,50% 33,60% 49,10% 21,10% 29,80% −4,70% −7,20% 12,80%
Östergötland 73,20% 11,10% 15,70% 71,10% 12,00% 16,90% 3,00% −7,70% −7,10%
Jönköping 58,90% 13,00% 28,00% 56,00% 14,80% 29,20% 5,20% −11,90% −3,90%
Kronoberg 38,90% 17,60% 43,50% 30,00% 22,90% 47,10% 29,70% −23,00% −7,70%
Kalmar 66,80% 12,30% 20,80% 58,10% 15,50% 26,50% 15,10% −20,30% −21,20%
Gotland 59,70% 29,00% 11,30% 64,00% 20,20% 15,70% −6,80% 43,50% −28,30%
Blekinge 60,70% 23,30% 16,00% 58,40% 22,60% 19,00% 3,90% 3,10% −15,80%
Skåne 63,70% 15,90% 20,40% 66,20% 16,20% 17,60% −3,80% −1,70% 16,10%
Halland 54,90% 11,50% 33,60% 47,40% 19,40% 33,20% 15,80% −40,70% 1,20%
Västra Götaland 56,70% 12,60% 30,70% 56,40% 12,70% 30,90% 0,50% −0,40% −0,70%
Värmland 57,70% 18,90% 23,40% 52,00% 19,40% 28,60% 11,00% −2,70% −18,20%
Örebro 61,60% 17,20% 21,20% 52,20% 22,50% 25,30% 18,00% −23,60% −16,10%
Västmanland 73,50% 10,30% 16,20% 68,20% 10,80% 21,00% 7,70% −4,30% −22,80%
Dalarna 72,10% 10,70% 17,20% 70,60% 14,50% 14,90% 2,10% −26,30% 15,60%
Gävleborg 56,00% 21,40% 22,60% 56,10% 20,00% 23,90% −0,20% 7,00% −5,50%