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Of the 5.2 million people aged >65 years with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, 3.4 million are women and 1.8 million are men.

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
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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