Quickstats: Cancer and Heart Disease Death Rates,*,† Among Men and Women Aged 45–64 Years — United States, 1999–2018
Weekly / May 29, 2020 / 69(21);658
Views equals page views plus PDF downloads
* Per 100,000 U.S. population aged 45–64 years.
† Cancer deaths are identified with International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition codes C00-C97; heart disease deaths are identified with codes I00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I51.
The cancer death rate for both men and women aged 45–64 years declined steadily from 247.0 per 100,000 in 1999 to 194.9 in 2018 for men and from 204.1 to 166.3 for women. The heart disease death rate for men declined from 1999 (235.7) to 2011 (183.5) but then increased to 192.9 in 2018. For women, the heart disease death rate declined from 1999 (96.8) to 2011 (74.9), increased through 2016 (80.3), and then leveled off. In 2018, the cancer death rate for men aged 45–64 years was 1% higher than the heart disease death rate; for women, the cancer death rate was approximately twice the heart disease death rate.
Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.
Reported by: Sally C. Curtin, MA, email@example.com, 301-458-4142.
Suggested citation for this article: Cancer and Heart Disease Death Rates, Among Men and Women Aged 45–64 Years — United States, 1999–2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:658. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6921a4external icon.
MMWR and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.
All HTML versions of MMWR articles are generated from final proofs through an automated process. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables.
Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.