QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* from Diabetes Mellitus† as Underlying or Contributing Cause Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2004–2017
Weekly / June 21, 2019 / 68(24);556
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* Deaths per 100,000 population, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
† Diabetes mellitus deaths are identified with the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes E10–E14.
During 2004–2017, the death rate from diabetes mellitus as underlying or contributing cause among adults aged ≥65 years decreased from 477.5 per 100,000 in 2004 to 418.1 in 2017. Throughout this period, the death rate was highest among non-Hispanic black adults and lowest among non-Hispanic white adults. During 2004–2017, the death rate decreased from 438.3 per 100,000 to 391.1 among non-Hispanic white adults, from 602.0 to 485.7 among Hispanic adults, and from 804.3 to 607.0 among non-Hispanic black adults.
Source: National Vital Statistics System, 2004–2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.
Reported by: Yelena Gorina, MS, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4241.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Diabetes Mellitus as Underlying or Contributing Cause Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2004–2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:556. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6824a6external icon.
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