States Where Alzheimer’s Causes the Most Deaths

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40. Kansas
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 179.4 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 8.7% (23rd lowest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 15.5% (23rd highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 32.5% (23rd highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 60.9% (23rd lowest)

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39. New Mexico
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 184.7 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 10.8% (9th highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 17.6% (8th highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 26.1% (7th lowest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 57.5% (11th lowest)

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38. Nevada
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 193.2 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 12.3% (3rd highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 13.3% (9th lowest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 28.1% (11th lowest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 56.9% (6th lowest)

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37. New Hampshire
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 194.2 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 6.7% (5th lowest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 13.7% (13th lowest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 28.3% (12th lowest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 58.4% (13th lowest)

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36. Illinois
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 199 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 8.8% (23rd highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 13.0% (6th lowest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 34.1% (15th highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 63.1% (14th highest)