QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Alzheimer’s Disease Death Rates† Among Persons Aged 65 Years or Older, by State — United States, 2015

July 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).

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6627a6.htm


Stat of the Day – July 13, 2017

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Stat of the Day – July 10, 2017

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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Teens Aged 5–17 Years Who Missed >10 School Days in the Past 12 Months Because of Illness or Injury, by Sex and Age — National Health Interview Survey, 2013–2015

July 7, 2017

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During 2013–2015, 3.9% of boys and 4.3% of girls missed >10 school days in the past 12 months because of illness or injury.

Among children aged 15–17 years, girls were more likely than boys to miss >10 school days (6.8% compared with 3.9%).

Among girls, those aged 15–17 years were more likely than girls aged 5–10 years and girls aged 11–14 years to miss >10 school days (6.8% compared with 3.2% and 4.0%, respectively).

Among boys, there was no difference by age.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6626a8.htm