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QuickStats: Adolescent* Death Rates, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex --- United States, 2001--2003

* Aged 15--17 years.

Average annual rate per 100,000 population.

§ Includes persons of Hispanic origin.

Death rates are known to be underestimated.

** Might be of any race.

During 2001--2003, AI/AN and non-Hispanic black male adolescents had higher average annual death rates than males in other racial/ethnic populations. Among female adolescents, AI/ANs had a higher death rate than any other population. In each racial/ethnic population, males had higher adolescent death rates than females.

SOURCES: National Vital Statistics System, 2001--2003 mortality files; Health Data for All Ages, available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/health_data_for_all_ages.htm.

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Date last reviewed: 8/30/2006

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