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Death Rates for 72 Selected Causes, United States, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998

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Worktable 250 lists death rates per 100,000 population for NCHS' mortality tabulation list of 72 selected causes of death. Death rates are tabulated for 10-year age group and for the race categories black and white. Selected causes include such major conditions as heart disease, cancers, stroke, chronic lung diseases other than cancer, pneumonia and influenza, diabetes, accidents, kidney conditions, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), septicemia (infection of the bloodstream), birth defects (conditions originating in the perinatal period), complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, homicide, suicide, anemia, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, hypertension, and other major causes of death. Separate tables are available for HIV and Alzheimer's disease.