Special Report

How Many People Die From Dementia in Every State

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5. Alabama
> Dementia-linked death rate: 84.8 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 4,815 (22nd highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 53.2%
> Total population: 4,874,747
> Share of population 65 and older: 16.5% (22nd highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.0 (24th highest)

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4. Maine
> Dementia-linked death rate: 85.5 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 1,705 (13th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 35.2%
> Total population: 1,335,907
> Share of population 65 and older: 20.0% (2nd highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.8 (17th lowest)

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3. South Carolina
> Dementia-linked death rate: 86.0 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 4,885 (21st highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 52.2%
> Total population: 5,024,369
> Share of population 65 and older: 17.2% (10th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.6 (9th lowest)

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2. Kentucky
> Dementia-linked death rate: 87.1 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 4,404 (23rd highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 40.1%
> Total population: 4,454,189
> Share of population 65 and older: 15.9% (24th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.9 (24th lowest)

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1. Tennessee
> Dementia-linked death rate: 90.1 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 6,812 (13th highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 51.7%
> Total population: 6,715,984
> Share of population 65 and older: 15.9% (25th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.9 (24th lowest)

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