Percentage of U.S. population at higher Alzheimer risk

This statistic shows the percentage of the U.S. population with e2,e3 and e4 forms of the Apolipoprotein E(APOE) gene. The e2/e2 combination of the Apolipoprotein E gene is present in 0.5 % of the population in Unites States as of 2016. People with one or two copies of e4 are at higher risk developing Alzheimer's.

Percentage of U.S. population at higher Alzheimer's disease risk by E(APOE) gene*

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Release date

March 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2004

Supplementary notes

* With the e2, e3 and e4 Forms of the Apolipoprotein E (APOE) Gene. One form of the APOE gene is inherited from each parent. People with one or two copies of e4 are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s than individuals who do not have a copy of e4.

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