Alzheimer's disease as a cause of death in the United States.

  title={Alzheimer's disease as a cause of death in the United States.},
  author={Donna L. Hoyert and Harry M. Rosenberg},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={112 6},
OBJECTIVE To describe the scope of mortality from and trends in Alzheimer's disease, to show how Alzheimer's disease ranks as a leading cause of death, to describe a methodological change regarding ranking, and to discuss issues related to the reporting of Alzheimer's disease on death certificates. METHODS The authors analyzed mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System. RESULTS Alzheimer's disease has increasingly been reported as a cause of death on death certificates in the… CONTINUE READING

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