How Many People Die From Dementia in Every State

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20. Washington
> Dementia-linked death rate: 74.7 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 6,040 (16th highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 61.4%
> Total population: 7,405,743
> Share of population 65 and older: 15.1% (11th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.6 (9th lowest)

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19. Arkansas
> Dementia-linked death rate: 74.8 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 2,735 (20th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 52.5%
> Total population: 3,004,279
> Share of population 65 and older: 16.5% (19th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.3 (11th highest)

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18. Idaho
> Dementia-linked death rate: 74.9 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 1,371 (10th lowest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 49.0%
> Total population: 1,716,943
> Share of population 65 and older: 15.3% (14th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.5 (4th lowest)

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17. Virginia
> Dementia-linked death rate: 75.4 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 6,985 (12th highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 36.5%
> Total population: 8,470,020
> Share of population 65 and older: 15.0% (10th lowest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 72.8 (17th lowest)

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16. Ohio
> Dementia-linked death rate: 75.4 per 100,000 people
> Total dementia deaths: 11,542 (5th highest)
> Dementia deaths linked to Alzheimer’s: 44.3%
> Total population: 11,658,609
> Share of population 65 and older: 16.6% (18th highest)
> Median age of people 65 and over: 73.2 (17th highest)