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How Many People Die From Dementia in Every State

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45. New Mexico
> Dementia-linked death rate: 55.2 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 1,394 (11th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 41.0%
> Total population: 2,088,070
> Share of population 65 and older: 16.8% (13th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.7 (12th lowest)

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44. South Dakota
> Dementia-linked death rate: 55.5 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 667 (5th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 66.6%
> Total population: 869,666
> Share of population 65 and older: 16.3% (23rd highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.2 (17th highest)

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43. Alaska
> Dementia-linked death rate: 56.1 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 253 (the lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 38.7%
> Total population: 739,795
> Share of population 65 and older: 11.2% (2nd lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 71.0 (the lowest)

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42. California
> Dementia-linked death rate: 57.0 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 25,017 (the highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 64.9%
> Total population: 39,536,653
> Share of population 65 and older: 13.9% (6th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.2 (17th highest)

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41. Arizona
> Dementia-linked death rate: 57.8 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 5,045 (20th highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 60.6%
> Total population: 7,016,270
> Share of population 65 and older: 17.1% (11th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.2 (17th highest)

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