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Alzheimer's Disease

Data are for the U.S.

Health care use: Assisted living and other residential care

  • Percent of residents with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias: 41.8%

Source: 2010 NSRCF Data Dictionary: Resident Public-Use File [PDF - 369 KB]

Health care use: Hospice care

  • Number of hospice care discharges with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 39,400 (2007)
  • Percent of hospice care discharges with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 3.8% (2007)

Source: Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 and 2007, table 7 [PDF - 430 KB]

Health care use: Nursing home care

  • Number of residents with Alzheimer's: 231,900
  • Percent of residents with Alzheimer's: 15.5%

Source: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33B [PDF - 719 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 84,974
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 27.3
  • Cause of death rank: 6

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, tables 9, 10 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

 

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