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Volume 5: No. 4, October 2008

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Mortality Patterns in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories, 1999-2003

Age, y Female Male
>80 0.6 0.5
75–79 0.7 0.6
70–74 1.1 0.9
65–69 1.5 1.1
60–64 1.7 1.3
55–59 2 1.6
50–54 2.3 2.1
45–49 2.9 2.9
40–44 4.2 4.3
35–39 5.3 5.4
30–34 6.6 6.7
25–29 7.7 7.8
20–24 8.8 9.0
15–19 10.2 10.4
10–14 12.3 12.5
5–9 14.6 14.9
0–4 17.5 17.7

Figure 1. Palestinian Territories Population Structure, 2000. Adapted from reference 12.

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Country Age- and Sex-Standardized Mortality Rate
Saudi Arabia 1075
Egypt 898
Algeria 794
Lebanon 737
Palestine (West Bank) 698.5
Bahrain 618
US 475
United Kingdom 464
Cyprus 444
Israel 442
Spain 429
Italy 420

Figure 2. Age- and Sex-Standardized Mortality Rate per 100,000 Population for Selected Countries, 1999-2003

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Age, y Communicable Diseases Noncommunicable Diseases Injuries
<1 48.6 48.5 2.9
1-4 26.1 47.6 26.3
5-14 22.6 44.7 32.7
15-24 16.7 27.7 55.6
25-34 14.3 40.5 45.2
35-44 7.5 68.8 23.7
45-54 4.4 88.5 7.0
55-64 3.2 94.1 2.7
65-74 3.7 95.0 1.3
>75 3.3 95.6 1.1

Figure 3. Distribution of Mortality Rates by Age Group — Palestinian Territories, West Bank, 1999-2003

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