States Where Alzheimer’s Causes the Most Deaths

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10. Texas
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 296.8 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 6.7% (5th lowest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 14.8% (22nd lowest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 34.7% (11th highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 61.5% (20th highest)

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9. Utah
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 308.2 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 5.2% (the lowest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 18.4% (5th highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 26.4% (8th lowest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 56.4% (5th lowest)

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8. Washington
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 319.2 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 8.% (12th lowest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 17.6% (8th highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 22.0% (2nd lowest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 59.3% (16th lowest)

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7. Arkansas
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 324.8 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 11.4% (5th highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 16.0% (17th highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 40.2% (4th highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 66.8% (8th highest)

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6. Tennessee
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 346.6 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 13.8% (the highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 18.3% (6th highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 38.1% (7th highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 68.0% (6th highest)