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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Ethnicity --- United States, 2007

The figure shows age-adjusted death rates by sex, race, and Hispanic origin for the United States in 2007. In 2007, the mortality rate was lowest for the Asian and Pacific Islander female population and highest for the non-Hispanic black male population. For each race/ethnic group, the death rate was substantially lower for females compared with males.

* Per 100,000 population. Race and Hispanic ethnicity are reported separately on death certificates. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity might be of any race. Rates for American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander populations are underestimates because of inconsistencies between reporting race on death certificates and on censuses and surveys.

Data for 2007 are preliminary.

In 2007, the mortality rate was lowest for the Asian/Pacific Islander female population and highest for the non-Hispanic black male population. For each racial/ethnic group, the death rate was substantially lower for females compared with males.

SOURCE: Xu J, Kochanek KD, Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: preliminary data for 2007. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2009;58(1). Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2009. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_01.pdf.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows age-adjusted death rates by sex, race, and Hispanic origin for the United States in 2007. In 2007, the mortality rate was lowest for the Asian and Pacific Islander female population and highest for the non-Hispanic black male population. For each race/ethnic group, the death rate was substantially lower for females compared with males.



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