QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* for Alzheimer Disease† Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years, by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2019
Weekly / April 23, 2021 / 70(16);602
Views equals page views plus PDF downloads
* Deaths per 100,000 population, age-adjusted to 2000 U.S. standard population.
† Deaths for Alzheimer disease were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death code G30.
The age-adjusted death rate for Alzheimer disease increased from 128.8 per 100,000 in 1999 to 233.8 in 2019. The trend for the total population and for men and women alternated between periods of general increase and periods of stability. Rates were stable from 2016 to 2019, and in 2019 were 263.0 for women and 186.3 for men. Throughout the 1999–2019 period, the rate was higher for women than for men.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 1999–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm
Reported by: Nancy Han, MS, NHan@cdc.gov, 301-458-4735; Rong Wei, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Alzheimer Disease Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years, by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:602. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7016a5external icon.
MMWR and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.
All HTML versions of MMWR articles are generated from final proofs through an automated process. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables.
Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.