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Alzheimer’s deaths increase 55% –CDC

Posted by feww on May 26, 2017

Alzheimer’s: Sixth leading cause of death in the United States

Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s) is the most common cause and an ultimately fatal form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and currently affects an estimated 5.5 million adults, accounting for 3.6% of all deaths in 2014.

A total of 93,541 Alzheimer’s deaths occurred in the United States in 2014 at an age-adjusted (to the 2000 standard population) rate of 25.4 deaths per 100,000 population, a 54.5% increase compared with the 1999 rate of 16.5 deaths per 100,000.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report [CDC]

 

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