Table 33

Age-adjusted death rates among persons 25–64 years of age for selected causes of death, by sex and educational attainment: Selected states, 1994–2005

[Data are based on death certificates]

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Years of educational attainment1
Both sexesMaleFemale
Cause of death2 and yearLess than 121213 or moreLess than 121213 or moreLess than 121213 or more
All causesAge-adjusted death rate per 100,000 population3
1994594.6506.4254.8793.6707.1323.5397.3342.9182.1
1995604.7512.5251.9801.1713.2316.8408.6348.1183.5
1996579.6492.5241.8763.9669.6300.7396.6344.2180.3
1997554.1473.4232.7719.7634.4283.4387.2337.5180.2
1998561.6465.8223.9727.6627.1271.9395.6330.9174.3
1999585.3474.5219.1763.7636.7264.2409.9337.3172.6
2000591.0484.5216.7780.2641.8260.8409.0347.7171.9
2001576.6480.9214.6745.8631.2257.3407.1348.6171.5
2002575.1490.9211.3726.1650.2253.5416.6350.7168.8
20034669.9490.9211.7826.8650.9252.5496.8349.4171.0
20044667.2477.1208.3838.7618.8250.7486.2344.9166.7
20054650.4477.6206.3821.4605.8249.4471.7352.3164.9
Chronic and noncommunicable diseases
1994440.5380.7193.7561.9504.4228.4325.0286.8155.5
1995445.1384.0192.1563.4507.3224.4332.1290.0156.3
1996432.7375.3189.0550.6486.9222.1321.2287.7153.4
1997419.0368.8187.4527.0474.1219.0316.0284.6153.8
1998425.2362.9180.9534.4470.2211.3321.3277.9148.6
1998 comparability-modified5429.5366.5182.7539.7474.9213.4324.5280.7150.1
19996447.0369.8177.2563.0477.6205.5337.2283.6147.4
2000446.2377.6175.7567.2481.5202.9334.3292.3147.2
2001436.5370.7171.1545.1468.2195.7331.7290.3145.5
2002432.0374.4168.6528.9478.2193.9334.9288.5142.6
20034502.7373.4167.6603.6478.5191.8396.7286.4142.7
20044498.4358.6162.9611.0449.3188.0385.7279.1137.6
20054484.4358.8162.0594.4438.0187.6375.3286.1136.7
Injuries
199495.873.431.9149.4119.245.738.931.717.9
199596.674.331.6149.4120.345.340.032.117.8
199692.373.032.0139.8116.245.740.632.718.4
199792.773.531.9138.8116.445.541.133.418.4
199893.973.831.2139.4116.644.443.833.718.3
1998 comparability-modified595.475.031.7141.6118.445.144.534.218.6
1999695.575.530.6145.1118.943.342.634.418.1
2000100.476.730.3155.1119.243.143.735.317.9
2001797.980.733.2147.0122.747.644.838.619.3
200299.685.232.2143.3129.645.549.241.019.2
20034116.688.333.5162.9133.746.860.542.620.6
20044120.590.135.0170.5132.448.961.545.722.0
20054121.091.934.6171.9133.549.261.946.921.1
Communicable diseases
199457.551.628.981.582.849.132.523.78.4
199562.153.427.987.384.746.735.825.28.9
199653.743.320.272.565.632.633.823.08.0
199741.630.112.953.142.918.429.318.77.6
199841.528.211.452.839.415.729.618.47.0
1998 comparability-modified535.624.29.845.333.813.525.415.86.0
1999642.128.510.854.839.515.129.418.86.6
200043.529.410.356.940.414.330.319.56.4
200141.428.79.952.939.413.629.719.06.3
200242.730.510.253.041.613.831.820.46.7
2003449.628.310.259.337.813.538.719.87.2
2004447.427.610.056.236.413.338.019.36.8
2005444.126.09.454.233.512.233.518.56.7
Years of educational attainment1
Both sexesMaleFemale
Cause of death2 and yearLess than 121213 or moreLess than 121213 or moreLess than 121213 or more
HIV disease:Age-adjusted death rate per 100,000 population3
 199436.236.521.454.763.039.716.812.32.9
 199539.738.020.659.064.437.819.013.73.5
 199631.927.713.145.445.423.817.211.22.4
 199719.414.35.826.323.010.111.86.21.6
 199817.311.74.323.418.37.510.65.61.1
 1998 comparability-modified518.712.74.725.319.88.111.56.11.2
 1999619.013.14.626.120.17.911.76.61.4
 200019.813.24.126.919.87.112.67.11.2
 200118.412.53.825.018.66.411.66.81.2
 200218.212.63.823.418.66.312.66.91.3
 2003419.610.63.423.915.55.814.55.81.2
 2004417.910.03.321.614.65.513.95.51.2
 2005413.97.92.717.511.44.610.04.11.0
Other communicable diseases:
 199421.215.17.526.819.79.415.711.45.5
 199522.415.57.228.220.38.816.811.55.5
 199621.815.77.227.220.28.816.711.95.6
 199722.215.97.126.819.98.217.612.56.0
 199824.216.57.129.421.18.219.012.85.9
 1998 comparability-modified519.413.25.723.516.96.615.210.24.7
 1999623.115.46.228.819.47.217.612.25.3
 200023.716.26.230.020.67.217.712.45.1
 200122.916.26.127.920.87.118.112.25.1
 200224.517.96.429.623.07.519.113.55.4
 2003430.117.86.835.422.37.724.213.96.0
 2004429.417.66.734.621.87.824.113.85.6
 2005430.218.16.636.722.17.723.414.45.7
1

Educational attainment for the numerator is based on the death certificate item highest grade completed. Educational attainment for the denominator is based on answers to the Current Population Survey question, “What is the highest level of school completed or highest degree received?” (Kominski R, Adams A. Educational Attainment in the United States: March 1993 and 1992, U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, P20–476, Washington, DC. 1994.)

2

Underlying cause of death was coded according to the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in 1994–1998 and the Tenth Revision starting in 1999. See Appendix II, Cause of death; Tables IV and V.

3

Age-adjusted to the 2000 standard population using four age groups: 25–34, 35–44, 45–54, and 55–64 years. Prior to 2003, age-adjusted rates were calculated using standard million proportions based on rounded population numbers. Starting with 2003 data, unrounded population numbers are used to calculate age-adjusted rates. See Appendix II, Age adjustment, Table I. Death records that are missing information about decedent’s education are not included. Percent with no stated education averages 2–9% for causes of death in this table. Age-adjusted death rates for 1994–2000 were calculated using 1990-based postcensal population estimates in the denominator. Starting with 2001 data, rates were computed using 2000-based postcensal estimates. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates.

4

Reporting areas that have adopted the 2003 revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Death are excluded because educational attainment data based on the 2003 revision are not comparable with data based on the 1989 revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Death. Starting with 2003 data, data from California, Idaho, Montana, and New York are excluded. In addition to these four states, starting with 2004 data, Connecticut, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming have adopted the 2003 revision and therefore are excluded. Starting with 2005 data, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Utah are excluded, in addition to the twelve states already listed. Data for Georgia and Rhode Island are excluded because the educational attainment item was not on their certificates. Data for South Dakota were excluded prior to its adoption of the 2003 revision because the educational attainment item was not on its 1989 revision certificates. Because of different education profiles of the excluded states compared with the remaining reporting areas, 2003 and subsequent years are not directly comparable to earlier years. See Appendix II, Education.

5

Calculated by multiplying the 1998 rate by its comparability ratio to adjust for differences between ICD–9 and ICD–10. See Appendix II, Cause of death; Comparability ratio, Table VI.

6

Starting with 1999 data, cause of death is coded according to ICD–10. To estimate change between 1998 and 1999, compare the 1999 rate with the comparability-modified rate for 1998. See Appendix II, Cause of death, Table V; Comparability ratio, Table VI.

7

Figures include September 11, 2001-related deaths for which death certificates were filed as of October 24, 2002. See Appendix II, Cause of death, Table V for terrorism-related ICD–10 codes.

NOTES: Based on data from 31–47 states and the District of Columbia. Death rates for age groups 65 years and over are not shown because reporting quality of educational attainment on the death certificate is poorer among older decedents. See Appendix II, Education, for information about reporting states and sources of bias in death rates by educational attainment. Injury data for 1999–2003 were revised and may differ from previous editions of Health, United States.

SOURCES: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System; numerator data from annual mortality files; denominator data from unpublished population estimates prepared by the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau.

From: Trend Tables

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