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127. Age-Adjusted Death Rates, by Selected Causes

[Rates per 100,000 population. For explanation of age-adjustment, see text, this section. The standard population for this table is the total population of the United States enumerated in 1940. Deaths classified according to ninth revision of International Classification of Diseases]

 
Cause of death 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
     All causes 585.8 568.6 554.7 552.5 548.1 548.9 544.8 539.2 539.9 528.0 520.2 513.7 504.5 513.3 507.4 503.9 491.6 479.1 470.7
 
Major cardiovascular diseases 256.0 245.9 238.8 236.0 229.2 225.1 218.0 212.0 208.3 196.1 189.8 185.0 180.4 181.8 176.8 174.9 170.7 166.1 160.4
  Diseases of heart 202.0 195.3 190.9 189.6 184.2 181.4 176.0 170.8 167.7 157.5 152.0 148.2 144.3 145.3 140.4 138.3 134.5 130.5 126.0
    Rheumatic fever and rheumatic
     heart disease 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0
    Hypertensive heart disease 1 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.2
    Ischemic heart disease 149.8 143.6 139.6 135.8 130.2 126.1 119.5 114.7 111.1 106.2 102.6 99.1 95.7 94.9 91.4 89.5 86.7 82.9 79.4
      Acute mycocardial infraction 85.9 82.0 79.6 76.4 72.7 69.6 64.7 61.3 58.3 56.5 53.7 51.5 49.1 47.5 45.6 43.8 42.0 39.7 38.0
    Other diseases of endocardium 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7
    Old mycocardial infraction and other 62.3 60.1 58.6 58.1 56.2 55.2 53.5 52.2 51.8 48.7 47.8 46.6 45.7 46.5 45.0 44.9 44.0 42.5 40.8
  212.9 205.8 199.2 197.7 190.8 187.0 181.7 174.0 167.1
  Hypertension 1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4
  Cerebrovascular diseases 40.8 38.2 35.9 34.5 33.6 32.5 31.1 30.4 29.9 28.3 27.7 26.8 26.2 26.5 26.5 26.7 26.4 25.9 25.0
  Atherosclerosis 5.7 5.2 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.9
  Intracerebral/intracranial hemorage 6.2 6.0 5.8 5.5 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.6 5.4
  Cerebral thrombosis 7.6 6.7 6.0 5.5 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.0 3.6 3.3 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6
  Cerebral embolism 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
 
Malignant neoplasms 2 132.8 131.7 132.8 133.1 134.1 134.4 134.1 134.0 134.0 134.5 135.0 134.5 133.1 132.6 131.5 129.9 127.9 125.6 122.9
  Of respiratory and intrathoracic organs 36.4 40.3 40.8 41.4 41.1 40.8 40.8 40.1 39.7 39.3 38.7 38.2
  Of digestive organs and peritoneum 33.0 32.5 32.2 32.0 32.2 31.7 31.1 30.9 30.3 30.3 30.2 29.9 29.6 29.5 29.3 29.1 28.5 28.2 27.9
  Of genital organs 13.6 13.4 13.3 13.3 13.1 13.1 13.2 13.0 13.2 13.2 13.6 13.6 13.5 13.2 13.2 12.8 12.5 12.0 11.6
  Of breast 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.8 12.8 12.7 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.4 12.0 11.8 11.6 11.5 11.0 10.5 10.2
  Of urinary organs 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0
  Leukemia 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6
  Of lip,oral cavity, and pharynx 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0
 
Accidents and adverse effects 42.3 39.7 36.6 35.3 35.1 34.8 35.2 34.7 35.0 33.9 32.5 31.0 29.4 30.3 30.3 30.5 30.4 30.1 28.5
  Motor vehicle 22.9 21.8 19.2 18.5 19.1 18.8 19.4 19.4 19.7 18.9 18.5 17.0 15.8 16.0 16.1 16.3 16.2 15.9 15.0
  All other 19.5 18.0 17.3 16.8 16.0 16.0 15.8 15.2 15.4 15.0 14.0 13.9 13.7 14.4 14.2 14.2 14.2 14.2 13.5
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
and allied conditions 3 15.9 16.3 16.2 17.5 17.8 18.8 18.9 18.9 19.6 19.6 19.7 20.1 19.9 21.4 21.0 20.8 21.0 21.1 21.6
  Bronchitis, chronic and unspecified 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
  Emphysema 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
  Asthma 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3
  Other 9.9 10.5 10.7 11.8 12.3 13.0 13.1 13.1 13.6 13.6 13.7 14.1 14.0 15.2 15.1 15.0 15.2 15.5 16.0
 
Pneumonia and influenza 12.9 12.3 10.9 11.9 12.2 13.5 13.6 13.2 14.3 13.8 14.0 13.4 12.7 13.5 13.0 12.9 12.8 12.9 13.5
  Pneumonia 12.4 11.6 10.7 11.6 12.0 13.1 13.3 13.1 14.0 13.5 13.7 13.2 12.5 13.3 12.8 12.8 12.7 12.8 13.2
  Influenza 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3
 
Diabetes mellitus 10.1 9.8 9.6 9.9 9.5 9.7 9.7 9.8 10.2 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 12.4 12.9 13.3 13.6 13.5 13.6
Suicide 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.4 11.7 11.5 11.9 11.7 11.5 11.3 11.5 11.4 11.1 11.3 11.2 11.2 10.8 10.6 10.0
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 12.2 11.4 10.5 10.2 10.0 9.7 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 8.6 8.3 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.1
Homicide and legal intervention 10.8 10.4 9.7 8.6 8.4 8.3 9.0 8.6 9.0 9.4 10.2 10.9 10.5 10.7 10.3 9.4 8.5 8.0 6.9
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and
Renal failure 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.2 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.0 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.1 4.1
Acute glomerulonephritis/nephrotic syndrome 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 (NA) 0.1 0 0 0 0
 
Septicemia 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.4 3.7 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.4
Other infectious and parasitic diseases 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.6 3.3 7.4 8.7 10.9 12.0 13.3 14.7 15.9 17.5 17.6 13.0 7.6 6.3
Benign neoplasms 5 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6
Ulcer of stomach and duodenum 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8
 
Hernia of abdominal cavity and
intestinal obstruction 6 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Anemias 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8
Cholelithiasis and other disorders of
gallbladder 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Nutritional deficiencies 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Tuberculosis 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2
  Tuberculosis of respiratory system 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
  Other tuberculosis 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Infections of kidney 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
Viral hepatitis 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.4
Meningitis 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Hyperplasia of prostate 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
 
Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions 9.8 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 9.3 8.2 7.3 7.2 6.7 7.4 6.8 7.2 6.6 6.4 9.4
Meningococcal infection 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Angina pectoris 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Appendicitis 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Congenital anomalies 6.0 5.7 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2
Perinatal period conditions 9.9 9.2 8.7 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.5 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 4.8 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.4
Birth trauma, intrauterine hypoxia, etc. 3.3 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8


(NA) Not available.
1 With or without renal disease.
2 Includes other types of malignancies not shown separately.
3 Prior to 1980, data are shown for bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma.
4 Included in "all other causes." Comparable data not available separately.
5 Includes neoplasms of unspecified nature; beginning 1980 also includes carcinoma in situ.
6 Without mention of hernia.

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics of the United States, annual; and National Vital Statistics Report (NVSR) (formerly Monthly Vital Statistics Report); and unpublished data. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm



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