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129. Death and Death Rates, by Age and Leading Cause

[Excludes deaths of nonresidents of the U.S. Deaths classified according to ninth revision of International Classification of Diseases. See also Appendix III]

 
Number of deaths Death rate per 100,000 population
Age and leading cause of death  
Total Male Female Total Male Female
 
      All ages 1, 1995
 
All races 2 2,312,132 1,172,959 1,139,173 880.0 914.1 847.3
  White 1,987,437 997,277 990,160 911.3 932.1 891.3
  Black 286,401 154,175 132,226 864.2 980.7 759.0
Leading causes of death:
  Heart disease 737,563 362,714 374,849 280.7 282.7 278.8
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 538,455 281,611 256,844 204.9 219.5 191.0
  Cerebrovascular diseases 157,991 61,563 96,428 60.1 48.0 71.7
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 102,899 53,938 48,961 39.2 42.0 36.4
  Accidents 93,320 61,401 31,919 35.5 47.9 23.7
    Motor-vehicle 43,363 29,164 14,199 16.5 22.7 10.6
  Pneumonia and influenza 82,923 37,787 45,136 31.6 29.4 33.6
  Diabetes mellitus 59,254 26,124 33,130 22.6 20.4 24.6
  HIV infection 3 43,115 35,950 (X) 16.4 28.0 (X)
  Suicide 31,284 25,369 (X) 11.9 19.8 (X)
  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 25,222 (X) (X) 9.6 (X) (X)
 
1 to 4 years, old
     All causes 6,393 3,609 2,784 40.6 44.8 36.2
Leading causes of death:
  Accidents 2,280 1,354 926 14.5 16.8 12.0
    Motor vehicle 825 454 371 5.2 5.6 4.8
  Congenital anomalies 695 374 321 4.4 4.6 4.2
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 488 290 198 3.1 3.6 2.6
  Homicide and legal intervention 452 253 199 2.9 3.1 2.6
  Heart disease 251 136 115 1.6 1.7 1.5
  HIV infection 3 210 96 114 1.3 1.2 1.5
  Pneumonia and influenza 156 69 87 1.0 0.9 1.1
  Certain conditions originating
   in the perinatal period 87 45 42 0.6 0.6 0.5
  Septicemia 80 38 42 0.5 0.5 0.5
  Cerebrovascular diseases 57 36 (X) 0.4 0.4 (X)
 
5 to 14 years old
     All causes 8,596 5,219 3,377 22.5 26.7 18.2
Leading causes of death:
  Accidents 3,544 2,288 1,256 9.3 11.7 6.8
    Motor vehicle 2,055 1,255 800 5.4 6.4 4.3
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1,026 587 439 2.7 3.0 2.4
  Homicide and legal intervention 562 374 188 1.5 1.9 1.0
  Congenital anomalies 449 230 219 1.2 1.2 1.2
  Suicide 337 260 77 0.9 1.3 0.4
  Heart disease 294 163 131 0.8 0.8 0.7
  HIV infections 3 189 103 86 0.5 0.5 0.5
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases 143 98 45 0.4 0.5 0.2
  Pneumonia and influenza 128 58 70 0.3 0.3 0.4
  Benign neoplasms & carcinoma in situ 105 52 53 0.3 0.3 0.3
 
15 to 24 years old
     All causes 34,244 25,777 8,467 95.3 140.5 48.1
Leading causes of death:
  Accidents 13,842 10,313 3,529 38.5 56.2 20.1
    Motor-vehicle 10,600 7,594 3,006 29.5 41.4 17.1
  Homicide and legal intervention 7,284 6,224 1,060 20.3 33.9 6.0
  Suicide 4,784 4,132 652 13.3 22.5 3.7
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1,642 1,009 633 4.6 5.5 3.6
  Heart disease 1,039 659 380 2.9 3.6 2.2
  HIV infection 3 629 377 252 1.7 2.1 1.4
  Congenital anomalies 452 258 194 1.3 1.4 1.1
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 246 133 113 0.7 0.7 0.6
  Pneumonia and influenza 207 119 88 0.6 0.6 0.5
  Cerebrovascular diseases 172 97 75 0.5 0.5 0.4
 
25 to 44 years old
     All causes 160,015 111,957 48,058 192.0 269.8 114.8
Leading causes of death:
  HIV infection 3 30,754 25,615 5,139 36.9 61.7 12.3
  Accidents 27,660 21,096 6,564 33.2 50.8 15.7
    Motor-vehicle 14,618 10,547 4,071 17.5 25.4 9.7
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 21,985 10,069 11,916 26.4 24.3 28.5
  Heart disease 17,064 12,268 4,796 20.5 29.6 11.5
  Suicide 12,759 10,314 2,445 15.3 24.9 5.8
  Homicide and legal intervention 10,280 7,910 2,370 12.3 19.1 5.7
  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 4,309 3,119 1,190 5.2 7.5 2.8
  Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) 3,492 1,863 1,629 4.2 4.5 3.9
  Diabetes mellitus 2,458 1,421 1,037 2.9 3.4 2.5
  Pneumonia and influenza 2,102 1,302 800 2.5 3.1 1.9
 
45 to 64 years old
     All causes 378,512 233,212 145,300 725.0 924.5 538.5
Leading causes of death:
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 132,084 70,077 62,007 253.0 277.8 229.8
  Heart disease 102,738 72,337 30,401 196.8 286.8 112.7
  Accidents 16,004 11,429 4,575 30.7 45.3 17.0
    Motor Vehicle 7,428 4,974 2,454 14.2 19.7 9.1
  Cerebrovascular diseases 15,208 8,365 6,843 29.1 33.2 25.4
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 12,744 6,673 6,071 24.4 26.5 22.5
  Diabetes mellitus 12,184 6,462 5,722 23.3 25.6 21.2
  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 10,603 7,557 3,046 20.3 30.0 11.3
  HIV infection 3 10,499 9,119 1,380 20.1 36.1 5.1
  Suicide 7,336 5,679 1,657 14.1 22.5 6.1
  Pneumonia and influenza 5,537 3,400 2,137 10.6 13.5 7.9
 
65 years old and over
     All causes 1,694,326 776,232 918,094 5,052.8 5,670.6 4,626.6
Leading causes of death:
  Heart disease 615,426 276,756 338,670 1,835.3 2,021.8 1,706.7
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 381,142 199,536 181,606 1,136.6 1,457.7 915.2
  Cerebrovascular diseases 138,762 51,030 87,732 413.8 372.8 442.1
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases 88,478 46,425 42,053 263.9 339.1 211.9
  Pneumonia and influenza 74,297 32,557 41,740 221.6 237.8 210.3
  Diabetes millitus 44,452 18,144 26,308 132.6 132.5 132.6
  Accidents 29,099 14,399 14,700 86.8 105.2 74.1
    Motor vehicle 7,626 4,214 3,412 22.7 30.8 17.2
  Alzheimer's disease 20,230 6,837 13,393 60.3 49.9 67.5
  Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and
   nephrosis 20,182 9,421 10,761 60.2 68.8 54.2
  Septicemia 16,899 6,764 10,135 50.4 49.4 51.1
 
  Number of deaths Death rate per 100,000 population
Age and leading cause of death  
  Total Male Female Total Male Female
 
 
      All ages 1, 1996
 
All races 2 2,314,690 1,163,569 1,151,121 872.5 896.4 849.7
  White 1,992,966 991,984 1,000,982 906.9 918.1 896.2
  Black 282,089 149,472 132,617 842.0 939.9 753.5
Leading causes of death:
  Heart disease 733,361 360,075 373,286 276.4 277.4 275.5
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 539,533 281,898 257,635 203.4 217.2 190.2
  Cerebrovascular diseases 159,942 62,475 97,467 60.3 48.1 71.9
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 106,027 54,485 51,542 40.0 42.0 38.0
  Accidents 94,948 61,589 33,359 35.8 47.4 24.6
    Motor-vehicle 43,649 29,123 14,526 16.5 22.4 10.7
  Pneumonia and influenza 83,727 37,991 45,736 31.6 29.3 33.8
  Diabetes mellitus 61,767 27,646 34,121 23.3 21.3 25.2
  HIV infection 3 31,130 25,277 (NA) 11.7 19.5 (NA)
  Suicide 30,903 24,998 (NA) 11.6 19.3 (NA)
  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 25,047 16,311 (NA) 9.4 12.6 (NA)
 
1 to 4 years, old
     All causes 5,948 3,349 2,599 38.3 42.2 34.3
Leading causes of death:
  Accidents 2,147 1,290 857 13.8 16.2 11.3
    Motor vehicle 820 455 365 5.3 5.7 4.8
  Congenital anomalies 638 325 313 4.1 4.1 4.1
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 424 246 178 2.7 3.1 2.3
  Homicide and legal intervention 420 214 206 2.7 2.7 2.7
  Heart disease 217 111 106 1.4 1.4 1.4
  HIV infection 3 147 74 73 0.9 0.9 1.0
  Pneumonia and influenza 168 91 77 1.1 1.1 1.0
  Certain conditions originating
   in the perinatal period 60 44 (NA) 0.4 0.6 (NA)
  Septicemia 83 47 36 0.5 0.6 0.5
  Cerebrovascular diseases (NA) (NA) 25 (NA) (NA) 0.3
 
5 to 14 years old
     All causes 8,330 5,003 3,327 21.7 25.4 17.8
Leading causes of death:
  Accidents 3,433 2,183 1,250 8.9 11.1 6.7
    Motor vehicle 1,980 1,188 792 5.2 6.0 4.2
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1,028 582 446 2.7 3.0 2.4
  Homicide and legal intervention 514 311 203 1.3 1.6 1.1
  Congenital anomalies 457 273 184 1.2 1.4 1.0
  Suicide 302 225 77 0.8 1.1 0.4
  Heart disease 334 181 153 0.9 0.9 0.8
  HIV infections 3 177 96 81 0.5 0.5 0.4
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases 165 97 68 0.4 0.5 0.4
  Pneumonia and influenza 136 69 67 0.4 0.4 0.4
  Benign neoplasms & carcinoma in situ 85 (NA) 46 0.2 (NA) 0.2
 
15 to 24 years old
     All causes 32,443 24,313 8,130 89.6 130.6 46.2
Leading causes of death:
  Accidents 13,809 10,273 3,536 38.1 55.2 20.1
    Motor-vehicle 10,576 7,573 3,003 29.2 40.7 17.1
  Homicide and legal intervention 6,548 5,655 893 18.1 30.4 5.1
  Suicide 4,358 3,724 634 12.0 20.0 3.6
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1,632 955 677 4.5 5.1 3.8
  Heart disease 969 616 353 2.7 3.3 2.0
  HIV infection 3 413 243 170 1.1 1.3 1.0
  Congenital anomalies 382 231 151 1.1 1.2 0.9
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 237 131 106 0.7 0.7 0.6
  Pneumonia and influenza 203 106 97 0.6 0.6 0.6
  Cerebrovascular diseases 167 96 71 0.5 0.5 0.4
 
25 to 44 years old
     All causes 147,180 100,374 46,806 175.7 240.4 111.4
Leading causes of death:
  HIV infection 3 21,685 17,505 4,180 25.9 41.9 10.0
  Accidents 27,092 20,273 6,819 32.3 48.5 16.2
    Motor-vehicle 14,482 10,262 4,220 17.3 24.6 10.0
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 21,894 9,996 11,898 26.1 23.9 28.3
  Heart disease 16,567 11,765 4,802 19.8 28.2 11.4
  Suicide 12,602 10,148 2,454 15.0 24.3 5.8
  Homicide and legal intervention 9,322 7,235 2,087 11.1 17.3 5.0
  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 4,210 2,996 1,214 5.0 7.2 2.9
  Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) 3,442 1,796 1,646 4.1 4.3 3.9
  Diabetes mellitus 2,526 1,506 1,020 3.0 3.6 2.4
  Pneumonia and influenza 2,029 1,233 796 2.4 3.0 1.9
 
45 to 64 years old
     All causes 378,054 232,041 146,013 703.6 892.4 526.6
Leading causes of death:
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 131,455 69,965 61,490 244.7 269.1 221.8
  Heart disease 102,369 71,764 30,605 190.5 276.0 110.4
  Accidents 16,717 11,826 4,891 31.1 45.5 17.6
    Motor Vehicle 7,749 5,145 2,604 14.4 19.8 9.4
  Cerebrovascular diseases 15,468 8,495 6,973 28.8 32.7 25.1
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 12,847 6,715 6,132 23.9 25.8 22.1
  Diabetes mellitus 12,687 6,802 5,885 23.6 26.2 21.2
  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 10,743 7,708 3,035 20.0 29.6 10.9
  HIV infection 3 8,053 6,835 1,218 15.0 26.3 4.4
  Suicide 7,762 5,990 1,772 14.4 23.0 6.4
  Pneumonia and influenza 5,706 3,466 2,240 10.6 13.3 8.1
 
65 years old and over
     All causes 1,713,725 782,151 931,574 5,061.1 5,634.7 4,662.5
Leading causes of death:
  Heart disease 612,199 275,249 336,950 1,808.0 1,982.9 1,686.4
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 382,988 200,096 182,892 1,131.1 1,441.5 915.4
  Cerebrovascular diseases 140,488 51,887 88,601 414.9 373.8 443.4
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases 91,470 46,915 44,555 270.1 338.0 223.0
  Pneumonia and influenza 74,979 32,721 42,258 221.4 235.7 211.5
  Diabetes millitus 46,376 19,244 27,132 137.0 138.6 135.8
  Accidents 30,830 15,197 15,633 91.0 109.5 78.2
    Motor vehicle 7,784 4,355 3,429 23.0 31.4 17.2
  Alzheimer's disease 21,077 6,835 14,242 62.2 49.2 71.3
  Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and
   nephrosis 20,869 9,673 11,196 61.6 69.7 56.0
  Septicemia 17,337 6,914 10,423 51.2 49.8 52.2
 
  Number of deaths Death rate per 100,000 population
Age and leading cause of death  
  Total Male Female Total Male Female
 
      All ages 1, 1997
 
All races 2 2,314,245 1,154,039 1,160,206 864.7 880.8 849.2
  White 1,996,393 986,884 1,009,509 902.0 906.3 897.8
  Black 276,520 144,110 132,410 814.6 893.9 742.8
Leading causes of death:
  Heart disease 726,974 356,598 370,376 271.6 272.2 271.1
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 539,577 281,110 258,467 201.6 214.6 189.2
  Cerebrovascular diseases 159,791 62,564 97,227 59.7 47.8 71.2
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 109,029 55,984 53,045 40.7 42.7 38.8
  Accidents 95,644 61,963 33,681 35.7 47.3 24.7
    Motor-vehicle 43,458 28,770 14,688 16.2 22.0 10.8
  Pneumonia and influenza 86,449 39,284 47,165 32.3 30.0 34.5
  Diabetes mellitus 62,636 28,187 34,449 23.4 21.5 25.2
  HIV infection 3 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Suicide 30,535 24,492 (NA) 11.4 18.7 (NA)
  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 25,175 16,260 53,045 9.4 12.4 (NA)
 
1 to 4 years, old
     All causes 5,501 3,121 2,380 35.8 39.7 31.8
Leading causes of death:
  Accidents 2,005 1,192 813 13.1 15.2 10.8
    Motor vehicle 768 419 349 5.0 5.3 4.7
  Congenital anomalies 589 317 272 3.8 4.0 3.6
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 438 240 198 2.9 3.1 2.6
  Homicide and legal intervention 375 209 166 2.4 2.7 2.2
  Heart disease 212 119 93 1.4 1.5 1.2
  HIV infection 3 (NA) (NA) 29 (NA) (NA) 0.4
  Pneumonia and influenza (NA) (NA) 91 1.2 1.1 1.2
  Certain conditions originating
   in the perinatal period 75 46 29 0.5 0.6 0.4
  Septicemia 73 38 35 0.5 0.5 0.5
  Cerebrovascular diseases 56 36 (NA) 0.4 0.5 (NA)
 
5 to 14 years old
     All causes 8,061 4,763 3,298 20.8 24.0 17.4
Leading causes of death:
  Accidents 3,371 2,110 1,261 8.7 10.6 6.7
    Motor vehicle 1,967 1,154 813 5.1 5.8 4.3
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1,030 560 470 2.7 2.8 2.5
  Homicide and legal intervention 457 295 162 1.2 1.5 0.9
  Congenital anomalies 447 232 215 1.2 1.2 1.1
  Suicide 307 233 74 0.8 1.2 0.4
  Heart disease 313 180 133 0.8 0.9 0.7
  HIV infections 3 102 63 39 0.3 0.3 0.2
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases 129 71 58 0.3 0.4 0.3
  Pneumonia and influenza 141 71 70 0.4 0.4 0.4
  Benign neoplasms & carcinoma in situ 76 (NA) 46 0.2 (NA) 0.2
 
15 to 24 years old
     All causes 31,544 23,312 8,232 86.2 124.0 46.3
Leading causes of death:
  Accidents 13,367 9,791 3,576 36.5 52.1 20.1
    Motor-vehicle 10,208 7,167 3,041 27.9 38.1 17.1
  Homicide and legal intervention 6,146 5,302 844 16.8 28.2 4.7
  Suicide 4,186 3,559 627 11.4 18.9 3.5
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 1,645 981 664 4.5 5.2 3.7
  Heart disease 1,098 674 424 3.0 3.6 2.4
  HIV infection 3 276 145 131 0.8 0.8 0.7
  Congenital anomalies 420 241 179 1.1 1.3 1
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 201 135 (NA) 0.5 0.7 (NA)
  Pneumonia and influenza 220 119 101 0.6 0.6 0.6
  Cerebrovascular diseases 188 106 82 0.5 0.6 0.5
 
25 to 44 years old
     All causes 134,946 89,848 45,098 161.4 215.5 107.6
Leading causes of death:
  HIV infection 3 11,066 8,569 2,497 13.2 20.6 6.0
  Accidents 27,129 20,412 6,717 32.4 49.0 16.0
    Motor-vehicle 14,167 10,089 4,078 16.9 24.2 9.7
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 21,706 9,841 11,865 26.0 23.6 28.3
  Heart disease 16,513 11,714 4,799 19.8 28.1 11.4
  Suicide 12,402 9,907 2,495 14.8 23.8 6.0
  Homicide and legal intervention 8,752 6,803 1,949 10.5 16.3 4.6
  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 4,024 2,800 1,224 4.8 6.7 2.9
  Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) 3,465 1,754 1,711 4.1 4.2 4.1
  Diabetes mellitus 2,478 1,483 995 3.0 3.6 2.4
  Pneumonia and influenza 1,928 1,164 764 2.3 2.8 1.8
 
45 to 64 years old
     All causes 376,875 229,463 147,412 679.7 854.7 515.5
Leading causes of death:
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 131,743 69,819 61,924 237.6 260.1 216.5
  Heart disease 101,235 71,112 30,123 182.6 264.9 105.3
  Accidents 17,521 12,411 5,110 31.6 46.2 17.9
    Motor Vehicle 8,134 5,375 2,759 14.7 20.0 9.6
  Cerebrovascular diseases 15,371 8,502 6,869 27.7 31.7 24.0
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 12,947 6,690 6,257 23.4 24.9 21.9
  Diabetes mellitus 12,705 6,655 6,050 22.9 24.8 21.2
  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 10,875 7,852 3,023 19.6 29.2 10.6
  HIV infection 3 4,578 3,744 (NA) 8.3 13.9 (NA)
  Suicide 7,894 6,028 1,866 14.2 22.5 6.5
  Pneumonia and influenza 5,992 3,569 2,423 10.8 13.3 8.5
 
65 years old and over
     All causes 1,728,872 787,427 941,445 5,073.6 5,620.6 4,691.7
Leading causes of death:
  Heart disease 606,913 272,401 334,512 1,781.1 1,944.4 1,667.1
  Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 382,913 199,617 183,296 1,123.7 1,424.9 913.5
  Cerebrovascular diseases 140,366 51,972 88,394 411.9 371.0 440.5
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases 94,411 48,419 45,992 277.1 345.6 229.2
  Pneumonia and influenza 77,561 34,011 43,550 227.6 242.8 217.0
  Diabetes millitus 47,289 19,966 27,323 138.8 142.5 136.2
  Accidents 31,386 15,526 15,860 92.1 110.8 79.0
    Motor vehicle 8,027 4,464 3,563 23.6 31.9 17.8
  Alzheimer's disease 22,154 6,885 15,269 65.0 49.1 76.1
  Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and
   nephrosis 21,787 10,156 11,631 63.9 72.5 58.0
  Septicemia 18,079 7,372 10,707 53.1 52.6 53.4





NA Not available. X Not applicable. 1 Includes those deaths with age not stated.
2 Includes other races not shown separately.
3 Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

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



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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