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Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2011
The age-adjusted death rate decreased from 2010 to 2011 by 1.4 percent for males and 0.5 percent for females. The gap between male and female life expectancy was 4.8 years in 2011, unchanged from the difference between the sexes in 2010.

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Deaths: Final Data for 2006
The age-adjusted death rate in 2006 was a record low. The death rates for males declined between 2005 and 2006 for age groups 1-4 years, 5-14 years, 35-44 years, 45-54 years, 55-64 years, 65-74 years, 75-84 years, and 85 years and over. The largest statistically significant decrease for males occurred among those aged 1-4 years (8.7 percent). The only statistically significant increase (2.4 percent) in the age-specific death rate among males occurred for those aged 25-34 years.

Deaths: Leading Causes for 2005
This report presents final 2005 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the United States by age, race, sex, and Hispanic origin. Leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death are also presented. In 2005, the 10 leading causes of death accounted for about 77 percent of all deaths occurring in the United States and the rank order remained unchanged from 2004.

Gang Homicides - Five U.S. Cities, 2003-2008
Overall, the findings support a view of gang homicides as retaliatory violence. These incidents most often result when contentious gang members pass each other in public places and a conflict quickly escalates into homicide with the use of firearms and drive-by shootings.

Easy Read Leading Causes of Death in Males
View the causes of death in males.

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