QuickStats: Death Rates* from Septicemia† Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2018
Weekly / November 20, 2020 / 69(46);1754
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* Deaths per 100,000 population in each age group.
† Deaths attributed to septicemia were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death codes A40–A41.
During 2000–2018, the death rate from septicemia among persons aged ≥65 years generally decreased from 70.8 to 58.7 deaths per 100,000 population. The death rate was lower in 2018 than in 2000 among persons aged 75–84 years (80.4 compared with 69.4) and among persons aged ≥85 years (215.7 compared with 167.4). The death rate for persons aged 65–74 was similar in 2000 (31.0) and 2018 (30.0). In each year during 2000–2018, the death rate was highest among persons aged ≥85 years and lowest among persons aged 65–74 years.
Source: National Vital Statistics System mortality data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.
Reported by: Ellen A. Kramarow, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4325; Julie D. Weeks, PhD; Cynthia Reuben, MA.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Death Rates from Septicemia Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1754. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6946a7external icon.
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