QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* from Dementia,† by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017
Weekly / August 2, 2019 / 68(30);670
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* Age-adjusted death rates are per 100,000 population and are based on the 2000 U.S. standard population.
† Dementia deaths are identified according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause-of-death codes: F03 (unspecified dementia), G30 (Alzheimer’s disease), F01 (vascular dementia), and G31 (other degenerative diseases of nervous system).
In 2017, age-adjusted death rates for dementia were higher among non-Hispanic white persons compared with non-Hispanic black and Hispanic persons (70.8 per 100,000 compared with 65.0 and 46.0, respectively). Also, among women, the rates were highest among non-Hispanic white women (77.6) compared with non-Hispanic black women (67.4) and Hispanic women (49.8). The age-adjusted death rate for non-Hispanic white men was not statistically different from the rate for non-Hispanic black men (59.4 compared with 58.8). Age-adjusted death rates were higher for women than men among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic populations.
Sources: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death, 2017. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html. Kramarow EA, Tejada-Vera B. Dementia mortality in the United States: 2000–2017. National Vital Statistics Reports, volume 68, number 2. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_02-508.pdfpdf icon.
Reported by: Ellen A. Kramarow, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4325; Betzaida Tejada-Vera, MS.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Dementia, by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:670. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6830a6external icon.
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