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Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease: Deaths

Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease: 53,852 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 44,536 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death Rates

Cause of death rank: 8th leading cause of death in 1999 and 2000 (CDC)

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Alzheimer's Disease: 53,852 per year, 4,487 per month, 1,035 per week, 147 per day, 6 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 53,852 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 44,536 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001)

Alzheimer's Disease: Life Years Lost

Average life years lost from Alzheimer's Disease: 6.8 years (SEER)1; 7.7 in North Carolina2.

Death statistics for Alzheimer's Disease

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Alzheimer's Disease:

  • 21,166 deaths per year from Alzheimer's in USA 1996 (US Government Statistics)
  • 31,145 deaths from Alzheimer's in women in the US 1999 (CDC) (ADEAR)
  • 3 deaths per 100,000 population in USA 1996 (US Government Statistics)
  • Ranked 14th as a cause of death in USA 1996 (US Government Statistics)
  • Ranked 9th as a cause of death for over 65’s in USA 1996 (US Government Statistics)
  • Death statistics by age for Alzheimer's:
    • Alzheimer's caused 1.9% of deaths for any age in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • Alzheimer's caused 2.3% of deaths for age 75-84 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • Alzheimer's caused 3.9% of deaths for age 85 and over in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]

Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease: medical news summaries

The following medical news items are relevant to death from Alzheimer's Disease:

Alzheimer's Disease: Hospitalization Statistics

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Alzheimer's Disease:

  • 7,900 patients were hospitalised with Alzheimer’s as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 7.5% of current hospitalised patients had Alzheimer’s as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 0.12% (15,864) of hospital episodes were for Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultations for Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
2. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2

 

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