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Table 4.5. Number and rate* of deaths with hepatitis C listed as a cause of death†, by demographic characteristic and year — United States, 2004–2008

 

Demographic characteristic
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate
  Age Group
(years)
0–34 138 0.10 125 0.09 128 0.09 131 0.09 124 0.09
35–44 1,310 2.98 1,170 2.68 1,083 2.49 999 2.32 878 2.07
45–54 4,896 11.78 5,118 12.06 5,802 13.43 5,937 13.53 5,758 12.98
55–64 2,694 9.27 3,049 10.05 4,191 13.28 5,145 15.72 5,967 17.71
65–74 1,195 6.47 1,269 6.81 1,500 7.93 1,621 8.37 1,709 8.49
≥75 1,058 5.93 1,117 6.17 1,241 6.76 1,273 6.85 1,332 7.11
Race White§ 8,771 3.46 9,152 3.53 10,783 4.05 11,798 4.31 12,261 4.37
Black 2,111 6.51 2,284 6.90 2,567 7.50 2,686 7.59 2,829 7.82
Non-White, non-Black** 410 2.74 413 2.66 595 3.61 622 3.59 678 3.78
Sex Male 7,844 5.38 8,322 5.55 9,724 6.30 10,561 6.64 11,116 6.82
Female 3,448 2.16 3,527 2.16 4,221 2.52 4,545 2.65 4,652 2.65
Overall
11,292 3.71 11,849 3.80 13,945 4.35 15,106 4.58 15,768 4.66

* Rates for race, sex, and overall total are age-adjusted per 100,000 U.S. standard population.
†Cause of death is defined as the underlying cause of death or one of the multiple causes of death and is based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes B17.1 and B18.2 (hepatitis C).
§One death in 2004 and one death in 2005 not represented under the age group category due to missing data on age.
¶Included white, non-Hispanic and white Hispanic.
**Included black, non-Hispanic and black Hispanic.
††Included all other racial/ethnic groups.

Source: CDC. National Vital Statistics System.


 
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