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Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

National Center for Health Statistics

Health care use

Hospice care

  1. Number of current patients with Alzheimer’s as primary diagnosis: 7,900
  2. Percent of current patients with Alzheimer’s as primary diagnosis: 7.5

Source: 2000 National Home and Hospice Care Survey, table 12

Nursing home care

  1. Number of residents with Alzheimer’s: 231,900
  2. Percent of residents with Alzheimer’s: 14
  3. Average length of stay for discharges with Alzheimer’s as primary diagnosis: 620 days

Source: National Nursing Home Survey: 1999 Summary, tables 27, 58


  1. Number of deaths: 65,829
  2. Deaths per 100,000 population: 22.4
  3. Cause of death rank: 7

Source: Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2004, tables 2, 7

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