News Sections
Study: Alzheimer's Disease Claiming More Lives
Updated May 31, 2017 6:17 AM | Filed under: Health
 Print    Archive    RSS

(UNDATED) - Alzheimer's disease, a fatal form of dementia that has become the nation's sixth leading cause of death, saw its death rate soar by 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

In 2014, the disease accounted for 3.6 percent of all U.S. deaths.

CDC says the rate increased from 16.5 per 100,000 persons in 1999 to 25.4 per 100,000 in 2014.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File