National Vital Statistics System


Deaths for 72 Selected Causes by 10-Year Age Group, Race, and Sex: United States, 1979-98

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Worktable 290A lists the number of deaths for NCHS’ mortality tabulation list of 72 selected causes of death. Deaths are tabulated for 10-year age groups and for the race categories black and white. Selected causes include such major conditions as heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lung diseases other than cancer, pneumonia and influenza, diabetes, accidents, kidney conditions, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), septicemia (infection of the bloodstream), birth defects (conditions originating in the perinatal period), complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, homicide, suicide, anemia, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, hypertension, and other major causes of death. Separate tables are available for HIV and Alzheimer’s disease.