Alzheimer’s Disease USA Data


From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Alzheimer’s Disease data for the U.S.

* Number of current patients with Alzheimer’s as primary diagnosis: 7,900
* Percent of current patients with Alzheimer’s as primary diagnosis: 7.5%

Current Hospice Care Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease:

* Number of residents with Alzheimer’s: 231,900
* Percent of residents with Alzheimer’s: 16%

Mortality Rate of Alzheimer’s patients:

* Number of deaths: 72,432
* Deaths per 100,000 population: 24.2
* Cause of death rank: 7

REFERENCE:

Source: Deaths: CDC Final Data for 2006, Tables B, 10, 11

Source: 2000 National Home and Hospice Care Survey

Source: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey

Related Links

* National Home and Hospice Care Survey
* National Nursing Home Survey
* Mortality Data
* National Institute on Aging
* Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center

Read more about Alzheimer’s Disease at Cathleen V. Carr’s holistic health column at Examiner.com

http://www.examiner.com/x-12841-Holistic-Health-Examiner~y2009m8d3-Is-it-Alzheimers-Disease-How-to-Prepare-for-and-what-to-Expect-from-the-First-Doctors-Visit

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