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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 09 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:596

Alzheimer's deaths rise in US: The US National Center for Health Statistics' first report on trends in deaths from Alzheimer's disease says that there has been a 20-fold increase from 857 in 1979 to 16754 in 1993. Although some increase is due to better reporting of the disease, the report warns that the rate of deaths is still underestimated. About 98% of these deaths occur in people over the age of …

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