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How Many People Die From Dementia in Every State

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40. North Dakota
> Dementia-linked death rate: 61.1 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 641 (3rd lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 60.4%
> Total population: 755,393
> Share of population 65 and older: 14.9% (9th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.8 (2nd highest)

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39. Nevada
> Dementia-linked death rate: 61.3 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 1,751 (14th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 44.5%
> Total population: 2,998,039
> Share of population 65 and older: 15.3% (15th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.6 (9th lowest)

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38. Maryland
> Dementia-linked death rate: 62.5 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 4,403 (24th highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 27.0%
> Total population: 6,052,177
> Share of population 65 and older: 14.9% (8th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.0 (24th highest)

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37. Connecticut
> Dementia-linked death rate: 62.9 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 3,351 (23rd lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 32.1%
> Total population: 3,588,184
> Share of population 65 and older: 16.8% (14th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.5 (5th highest)

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36. Pennsylvania
> Dementia-linked death rate: 64.1 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 12,538 (4th highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 33.6%
> Total population: 12,805,537
> Share of population 65 and older: 17.8% (7th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.6 (3rd highest)

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