Special Report

States Where Alzheimer's Causes the Most Deaths

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5. Georgia
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 351.5 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 10.2% (13th highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 17.6% (8th highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 32.4% (24th highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 69.3% (3rd highest)

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4. Louisiana
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 351.7 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 11.4% (5th highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 18.2% (7th highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 39.0% (5th highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 72.1% (the highest)

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3. Alabama
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 352.9 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 10.2% (13th highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 18.5% (2nd highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 38.5% (6th highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 68.3% (5th highest)

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2. South Carolina
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 355.5 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 8.8% (23rd highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 16.4% (13th highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 31.3% (22nd lowest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 67.1% (7th highest)

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1. Mississippi
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 359.3 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 10.7% (10th highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 14.8% (22nd lowest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 42.8% (the highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 70.5% (2nd highest)

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