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Countries with Highest Alzheimer's Death Rates

Name the countries with the highest death rates from Alzheimer's Disease..
Death rate per 100,000. Age standardized.
Source = http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/cause-of-death/alzheimers-dementia/by-country/
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First submittedSeptember 10, 2017
Last updatedSeptember 10, 2017
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Country
53.77
Finland
45.58
United States
35.50
Canada
34.08
Iceland
32.41
Sweden
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Country
32.25
Switzerland
30.24
Norway
29.53
Denmark
29.32
Netherlands
27.23
Belgium
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level 69
Sep 9, 2017
You could reasonably conclude that this list would be similar to the highest life expectancy list. However, Japan is #58 with a rate of 4.23 Is it genetics, diet, environment, or difference in reporting?
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level 63
Sep 10, 2017
Dairy consumption has been linked to alzheimers (as well as to osteoporosis) so if you look at the world wide consumption of dairy products you'll see that these countries are on top. And maybe that's why Japan is missing from your list too?
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level 68
Sep 10, 2017
As you mention in the caveats, the rates are age-standardized, meaning that the crude rates are adjusted so that the different age profiles of countries don't affect the data. As for why Japan has such low numbers, I guess that, apart from genetics, diet probably plays a significant role, as I remember reading that Japanese-Americans have a much higher incidence of Alzheimer's than the Japanese.