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QuickStats: Death Rate* Among Teens Aged 15--19 Years, by Sex --- National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1985--2005

During 19852005, death rates among all teens aged 1519 years declined substantially, from a high of 88.7 deaths per 100,000 population in 1991 to 65.0 in 2005. This decline resulted primarily from a 28% decrease in the death rate for males aged 1519 years during that period. In 2005, a total of 13,703 deaths occurred among all teens aged 1519 years.

* Per 100,000 population.

During 1985--2005, death rates among all teens aged 15--19 years declined substantially, from a high of 88.7 deaths per 100,000 population in 1991 to 65.0 in 2005. This decline resulted primarily from a 28% decrease in the death rate for males aged 15--19 years during that period. In 2005, a total of 13,703 deaths occurred among all teens aged 15--19 years.

SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System data, available at http://wonder.cdc.gov/mortsql.html and http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm.

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Date last reviewed: 11/6/2008

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