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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* by Race and Sex --- United States, 2006

Age-Adjusted Death Rates* by Race and Sex  United States, 2006

* Per 100,000 standard population.

Preliminary data.

In 2006, age-adjusted death rates were higher for males (924.6 per 100,000 population) than females (657.8 per 100,000 population) overall and within black and white populations. By race, death rates were higher for blacks than for whites.

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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