QuickStats: Average Age at Death*,† by Race/Hispanic Origin and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017
Weekly / August 9, 2019 / 68(31);690
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* The average age at death is the sum of age at death for all deaths from each group divided by the total number of deaths from that group.
† Records with age not stated were not included.
In 2017, in the United States, the average age at death among males was highest for non-Hispanic whites (72.0 years), followed by non-Hispanic Asians or Pacific Islanders (70.0), Hispanics (62.2), and non-Hispanic blacks (62.1). Among females, the average age at death was highest for non-Hispanic whites (78.1 years), followed by non-Hispanic Asians or Pacific Islanders (75.8), Hispanics (70.7), and non-Hispanic blacks (69.7).
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999–2017. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.
Reported by: Jiaquan Xu, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4086.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Average Age at Death by Race/Hispanic Origin and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:690. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6831a4external icon.
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