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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates* of Death from Heart Disease, by Race and Sex --- United States, 1979--2006

Age-Adjusted Rates* of Death from Heart Disease, by Race and Sex 
United States, 19792006

* Per 100,000 standard population.

Data for 2006 are preliminary.

Since 1979, age-adjusted rates of death from heart disease have declined significantly among blacks and whites for both men and women. Death rates remain highest for black males and lowest for white females, although differences by race and sex have narrowed in recent years. From 2005 to 2006, rates of death from heart disease declined 7.4% for black females, 5.8% for white females, 5.4% for white males, and 3.8% for black males.

SOURCE: Heron MP, Hoyert DL, Xu JQ, Scott C, Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: preliminary data for 2006. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2008;56(16). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_16.pdf and http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/statab/hist001r.pdf.

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