QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates,* by Race and Sex --- United States, 2005
* Per 100,000 U.S. standard population.
In 2005, black males had the highest age-adjusted death rate compared with females, white males, and all races. The higher rate for black males reflects higher death rates for most of the leading causes of death.
SOURCE: Kung HC, Hoyert DL, Xu JQ, Murphy SL. Deaths: preliminary data for 2005. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2007. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/prelimdeaths05/prelimdeaths05.htm.
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