States Where Alzheimer’s Causes the Most Deaths

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30. Maine
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 231.4 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 8.1% (15th lowest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 15.7% (21st highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 30.7% (21st lowest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 60.9% (23rd lowest)

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29. Wisconsin
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 231.9 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 8.2% (17th lowest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 14.5% (20th lowest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 27.4% (10th lowest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 60.1% (19th lowest)

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28. Missouri
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 234.7 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 11.0% (7th highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 16.8% (12th highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 33.6% (17th highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 61.9% (18th highest)

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27. Iowa
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 245.9 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 9.7% (17th highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 12.9% (5th lowest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 31.4% (23rd lowest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 58.7% (14th lowest)

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26. West Virginia
> Death rate due to Alzheimer’s: 248.5 per 100,000
> Older adults who smoke regularly 10.7% (10th highest)
> Older adults diagnosed with depression 15.7% (21st highest)
> Older adults who have not exercised in a month 36.7% (8th highest)
> Older adults with high blood pressure 65.7% (10th highest)