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Vital and Health Statistics

By U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Book Id: WPLBN0000060987
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Vital and Health Statistics  
Author: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Medical research, Medical reports
Collections: Medical Library Collection
Historic
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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Of Health And Human Services, U. D. (n.d.). Vital and Health Statistics. Retrieved from http://worldebooklibrary.com/


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Highlights: In 1991 a record 14,112 Alzheimer’s deaths were reported in the United States, 13,768 of which were to persons 65 years of age and older. Alzheimer’s disease would have been the 11th leading cause of death for individuals 65 years of age and older if it were separately identified in the standard tabulation list used to rank leading causes. Death rates increased with age for this cause. The agespecific death rates for persons 85 years and over were about 19 times greater than those for persons 65–74 years of age. The age-adjusted death rate for this cause, which eliminates the effects of the aging of the population, increased each year from 1979 to 1988. However, from 1988 to 1991 there was no...

Table of Contents
Contents Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Data source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Reporting Alzheimer’s disease on the death certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Implications of composition change in the population . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Trends, 1979–91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Sex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Geographic differentials, 1989–91. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Multiple causes of death . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 A broader grouping of dementing conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 List of detailed tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Appendix Technical notes on methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Text figures 1. Medical certification of death (Cause of Death) section of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Death . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. Death rates for Alzheimer’s disease by age: United States, 1979–91. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. Age-adjusted death rates by sex for Alzheimer’s disease for persons 65 years of age and over: United States, 1979–91 . 5 4. Age-adjusted death rates by race for Alzheimer’s disease for persons 65 years of age and over: United States, 1979–91 . 6 5. Alzheimer’s disease death rates by State, 1989–91. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Text tables A. Age-adjusted death rates for Alzheimer’s disease for decedents 65 years of age and ov

 

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