National Vital Statistics System


Death rates for 358 selected causes, by 10-year age groups, race, and sex: United States, 1999-2007

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Worktable 12 shows death rates per 100,000 population for NCHS’ mortality tabulation list of 358 selected causes of death. Death rates are tabulated for 10-year age groups, sex, and for the race categories white, all other (includes black), and black. Selected causes include such major conditions as heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, pneumonia and influenza, diabetes, accidents (unintentional injuries), kidney conditions, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), septicemia (infection of the bloodstream), Alzheimer’s disease, birth defects, conditions originating in the perinatal period, complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, assault (homicide), unintentional self-harm (suicide), anemia, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, hypertension, and other major causes of death. A number of States did not provide complete confirmation of deaths from infrequent and rare causes. For technical details, see technical appendix.