QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* for Parkinson Disease† Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2017
Weekly / September 6, 2019 / 68(35);773
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* Deaths per 100,000 population, age-adjusted to 2000 U.S. standard population.
† Deaths for Parkinson disease were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death codes G20-G21.
From 1999 to 2017, age-adjusted death rates for Parkinson disease among adults aged ≥65 years increased from 41.7 to 65.3 per 100,000 population. Among men, the age-adjusted death rate increased from 65.2 per 100,000 in 1999 to 97.9 in 2017. Among women, the rate increased from 28.4 per 100,000 in 1999 to 43.0 in 2017. Throughout 1999–2017, the death rates for Parkinson disease for men were higher than those for women.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data 1999–2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm.
Reported by: Nancy Han, MS, Nhan@cdc.gov, 301-458-4735; Barnali Das, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Parkinson Disease Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:773. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6835a6external icon.
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