National Vital Statistics System


Deaths for 72 Selected Causes by 5-Year Age Groups, Race, and Sex: United States, 1979-98

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Worktable 291A lists the number of deaths for NCHS’ mortality tabulation list of 72 selected causes of death. Deaths are tabulated for 5-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. A separate table is available for HIV infection.

72 Cause List-All Ages Total and Ages Under 1-44 years

72 Cause List and Ages 45-85+ years