Source: CDC WONDER
Multiple Cause of Death Codes: X30 (exposure to excessive natural heat), T67 (heatstroke or sunstroke)
QuickStats: Percentage of Office-Based Primary Care Physicians Accepting New Patients, by Source of Payment AcceptedJuly 24, 2017
Overall, 88.9% of primary care physicians reported that they accepted new patients.
However, acceptance varied by the patient’s expected payment source: 94.2% of physicians accepting new patients accepted privately insured patients, 77.4% accepted new Medicare patients, and 71.6% accepted new Medicaid patients.
The percentages of primary care physicians accepting new Medicaid or Medicare patients were significantly lower than the percentage of primary care physicians accepting new privately insured patients.
QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Alzheimer’s Disease Death Rates† Among Persons Aged 65 Years or Older, by State — United States, 2015July 18, 2017
In 2015, the age-adjusted Alzheimer’s disease death rate among persons aged 65 years or older in the United States was 231.0 per 100,000 population.
The five states with the highest age-adjusted death rates for Alzheimer’s disease were South Carolina (362.8), Washington (349.6), Mississippi (346.5), Tennessee (340.8), and Louisiana (333.6).
New York had the lowest rate (99.0), followed by Maryland (128.2), Alaska (131.7), Connecticut (149.3), and the District of Columbia (152.2).