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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates,* by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2014–2015


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 The figure above is a histogram showing that from 2014 to 2015, the age-adjusted death rate for the total U.S. population increased 1.2% from 724.6 to 733.1 per 100,000 population. The rate increased 0.6% from 870.7 to 876.1 for non-Hispanic blacks and 1.4% from 742.8 to 753.2 for non-Hispanic whites. The rate for Hispanic persons did not change significantly. The highest rate was recorded for the non-Hispanic black population, followed by the non-Hispanic white and Hispanic populations.

* Deaths are per 100,000 population and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Data for Total include persons in all racial/ethnic populations, not just non-Hispanic blacks, non-Hispanic whites, and Hispanics. Persons who are of Hispanic ethnicity might be of any race.

From 2014 to 2015, the age-adjusted death rate for the total U.S. population increased 1.2% from 724.6 to 733.1 per 100,000 population. The rate increased 0.6% from 870.7 to 876.1 for non-Hispanic blacks and 1.4% from 742.8 to 753.2 for non-Hispanic whites. The rate for Hispanic persons did not change significantly. The highest rate was recorded for the non-Hispanic black population, followed by the non-Hispanic white and Hispanic populations.

Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 2014–2015. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.


Reported by: Jiaquan Xu, MD, jax4@cdc.gov, 301-458-4086.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2014–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:375. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6613a6.

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