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The estimated annual incidence of Alzheimer’s disease appears to increase dramatically with age, from approximately 53 new cases per 1,000 people aged 65 to 74 years, to 170 new cases per 1,000 people aged 75 to 84 years, to 231 new cases per 1,000 people aged >85 years.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2011. Washington, DC: Administration on Aging, HHS; 2012. https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/livable-communities/learn/demographics/a-profile-of-older-americans-2011-aarp.pdf

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2011
Publisher
Administration on Aging, HHS
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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