National Vital Statistics System


Death rates for 113 selected causes, by 5-year age groups, race, and sex: United States, 1999-2007

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Worktable 210R lists death rates per 100,000 population for NCHS’ mortality tabulation list of 113 selected causes of death. Death rates are tabulated for 5-year age groups, race categories black, white, and all other (includes black). Selected causes include such major conditions as heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia, 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), intentional 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.

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