How Many People Die From Dementia in Every State

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35. Illinois
> Dementia-linked death rate: 64.5 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 10,147 (7th highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 39.6%
> Total population: 12,802,023
> Share of population 65 and older: 15.2% (12th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.3 (11th highest)

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34. Delaware
> Dementia-linked death rate: 65.6 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 811 (6th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 46.5%
> Total population: 961,939
> Share of population 65 and older: 18.0% (6th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.9 (24th lowest)

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33. Michigan
> Dementia-linked death rate: 66.2 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 8,523 (9th highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 52.0%
> Total population: 9,962,311
> Share of population 65 and older: 16.7% (15th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.1 (23rd highest)

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32. Missouri
> Dementia-linked death rate: 66.3 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 5,217 (19th highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 48.8%
> Total population: 6,113,532
> Share of population 65 and older: 16.5% (20th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.4 (8th highest)

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31. Montana
> Dementia-linked death rate: 67.0 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 925 (7th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 30.8%
> Total population: 1,050,493
> Share of population 65 and older: 18.1% (5th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.7 (12th lowest)