Death rates down in L.A. County, but Alzheimer's disease is on the rise

December 2, 2013 11:06 PM

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Death rates down in L.A. County, but Alzheimer's disease is on the rise

Los Angeles County's mortality rate dropped 19% between 2001 and 2010, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Data compiled for the report, which was released Monday, showed that death rates due to coronary heart disease fell 37% over that decade. Death rates due to stroke fell 35%.

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