Data table for Figure 28Death rates for leading causes of death among persons 15–24 years of age: United States, 1997–2007

YearAll causesUnintentional injuriesHomicideSuicideCancerHeart disease
Deaths per 100,000 population
199784.635.716.311.24.42.9
199880.635.014.310.94.52.8
199979.335.312.910.14.52.8
200079.936.012.610.24.42.6
200180.736.113.39.94.32.5
200281.438.012.99.94.32.5
200381.537.113.09.74.02.7
200480.137.012.210.34.12.5
200581.437.413.010.04.12.7
200682.238.213.59.93.92.5
200779.937.413.19.73.92.6
Standard error
19970.480.310.210.170.110.09
19980.460.300.190.170.110.09
19990.450.300.180.160.110.08
20000.450.300.180.160.110.08
20010.450.300.180.160.100.08
20020.450.310.180.160.100.08
20030.440.300.180.150.100.08
20040.440.300.170.160.100.08
20050.440.300.180.150.100.08
20060.440.300.180.150.100.08
20070.430.300.180.150.100.08
Cause of death, 2007Number Percent distribution
All causes33,982100.0
Unintentional injuries15,89746.8
Homicide5,55116.3
Suicide4,14012.2
Cancer1,6534.9
Heart disease1,0843.2
All other causes5,65716.6

NOTES: Causes of death shown are the five leading causes of death among persons 15–24 years of age in 2007. Death rates for 1997–1998 are based on the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision. Starting in 1999, death rates are based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision. Comparability ratios for selected revisions are available from: http://www​.cdc.gov/nchs​/nvss/mortality/comparability_icd.htm. Homicide refers to deaths due to assault. Suicide refers to deaths from intentional self-harm. Cancer refers to malignant neoplasms. See Appendix II, Cause of death; Comparability ratio; Tables 35, 36, 38, 45, and 46.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Murphy SL, Tejada-Vera B.

Deaths: Final data for 2007. National vital statistics reports; vol 58 no 19. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS; 2010. http://www​.cdc.gov/nchs​/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_19.pdf.

From: Data Tables for Figures 1–41

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