How Many People Die From Dementia in Every State

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30. Kansas
> Dementia-linked death rate: 69.3 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 2,590 (19th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 34.5%
> Total population: 2,913,123
> Share of population 65 and older: 15.4% (18th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.3 (11th highest)

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29. Colorado
> Dementia-linked death rate: 70.8 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 3,806 (25th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 48.1%
> Total population: 5,607,154
> Share of population 65 and older: 13.8% (5th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.4 (2nd lowest)

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28. Louisiana
> Dementia-linked death rate: 70.9 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 3,564 (24th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 61.4%
> Total population: 4,684,333
> Share of population 65 and older: 14.9% (7th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.7 (12th lowest)

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27. West Virginia
> Dementia-linked death rate: 71.6 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 1,805 (16th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 42.7%
> Total population: 1,815,857
> Share of population 65 and older: 19.3% (3rd highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.9 (24th lowest)

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26. Nebraska
> Dementia-linked death rate: 71.6 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 1,771 (15th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 39.4%
> Total population: 1,920,076
> Share of population 65 and older: 15.4% (17th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.4 (8th highest)