Rate of Americans dying from dementia more than doubled from 2000 to 2017

posted in: Pediatric News | 0

Rate of Americans dying from dementia more than doubled from 2000 to 2017

CNN (3/14, Powell) reports on its website “that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017,” according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. Dr. Ellen Kramarow, the report’s lead author, said that part of the increase is due to the population aging, “If people live longer, they don’t die of other causes, so they live to the point where the risk for dementia is higher.”

소스 ;AMA