Table 44Death rates for motor vehicle-related injuries, according to sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age: United States, selected years 1950-2002
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Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age 1950 1 1960 1 1970 1980 1990 2000 2 2001 2002
All personsDeaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age adjusted324.623.127.622.318.515.415.315.7
All ages, crude23.121.326.923.518.815.415.415.7
Under 1 year8.48.19.87.04.94.43.63.0
1–14 years9.88.610.58.26.04.34.13.9
 1–4 years11.510.011.59.26.34.24.13.9
 5–14 years8.87.910.27.95.94.34.13.9
15–24 years34.438.047.244.834.126.926.828.2
 15–19 years29.633.943.643.033.126.025.727.6
 20–24 years38.842.951.346.635.028.028.028.8
25–34 years24.624.330.929.123.617.317.517.8
35–44 years20.319.324.920.916.915.315.715.8
45–64 years25.223.026.518.015.714.314.014.5
 45–54 years22.221.425.518.615.614.214.214.8
 55–64 years29.025.127.917.415.914.413.714.1
65 years and over43.134.736.222.523.121.421.321.5
 65–74 years39.131.432.819.218.616.516.317.0
 75–84 years52.741.843.528.129.125.726.325.7
 85 years and over45.137.934.227.631.230.427.828.0
Male
All ages, age adjusted338.535.441.533.626.521.721.822.1
All ages, crude35.431.839.735.326.721.321.521.9
Under 1 year9.18.69.37.35.04.63.23.3
1–14 years12.310.713.010.07.04.94.84.6
 1–4 years13.011.512.910.26.94.74.54.5
 5–14 years11.910.413.19.97.05.04.94.6
15–24 years56.761.273.268.449.537.438.039.3
 15–19 years46.351.764.162.645.533.934.036.0
 20–24 years66.773.284.474.353.341.242.142.6
25–34 years40.840.149.446.335.725.526.226.5
35–44 years32.529.937.731.724.722.022.422.3
45–64 years37.733.338.926.521.920.219.920.7
 45–54 years33.631.637.227.622.020.420.521.3
 55–64 years43.135.640.925.421.719.819.019.9
65 years and over66.652.154.433.932.129.529.529.8
 65–74 years59.145.847.327.324.221.721.522.7
 75–84 years.85.066.068.244.341.235.637.335.3
 85 years and over78.162.763.156.164.557.551.151.7
Female
All ages, age adjusted311.511.714.911.811.09.59.39.6
All ages, crude10.911.014.712.311.39.79.59.8
Under 1 year7.67.510.46.74.94.24.02.8
1–14 years7.26.37.96.34.93.73.43.3
 1–4 years10.08.410.08.15.63.83.63.3
 5–14 years5.75.47.25.74.73.63.33.3
15–24 years12.615.121.620.817.915.915.116.6
 15–19 years12.916.022.722.820.017.516.918.9
 20–24 years12.214.020.418.916.014.213.414.3
25–34 years9.39.213.012.211.58.88.78.8
35–44 years8.59.112.910.49.28.89.19.3
45–64 years12.613.115.310.310.18.78.48.7
 45–54 years10.911.614.510.29.68.28.18.6
 55–64 years14.915.216.210.510.89.58.88.9
65 years and over21.920.323.115.017.215.815.515.7
 65–74 years20.619.021.613.014.112.312.012.3
 75–84 years25.223.027.218.521.919.219.219.3
 85 years and over22.122.018.015.218.319.318.017.7
White male4
All ages, age adjusted337.934.840.433.826.321.822.022.4
All ages, crude35.131.539.135.926.721.621.922.4
Under 1 year9.18.89.17.04.84.23.12.9
1–14 years12.410.612.59.86.64.84.64.5
15–24 years58.362.775.273.852.539.640.041.9
25–34 years39.138.647.046.635.425.126.426.6
35–44 years30.928.435.230.723.721.822.422.3
45–64 years36.231.736.525.220.619.719.520.6
65 years and over67.152.154.232.731.429.429.929.8
Black or African American male4Deaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age adjusted334.839.651.034.229.924.423.523.2
All ages, crude37.233.144.331.128.122.522.021.5
Under 1 year- - -*10.67.8*6.7**
1–14 years510.411.216.311.48.95.56.15.3
15–24 years42.546.458.134.936.130.231.429.6
25–34 years54.451.070.444.939.532.629.931.7
35–44 years46.743.659.541.233.527.226.125.3
45–64 years54.647.861.739.533.327.126.724.8
65 years and over52.648.253.442.436.332.128.130.4
American Indian or Alaska Native male4
All ages, age adjusted3- - -- - -- - -78.948.335.834.639.0
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -74.647.633.633.237.3
1–14 years- - -- - -- - -15.111.67.88.47.1
15–24 years- - -- - -- - -126.175.256.855.757.2
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -107.078.249.843.249.9
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -82.857.036.342.347.2
45–64 years- - -- - -- - -77.445.932.030.740.7
65 years and over- - -- - -- - -97.043.048.540.445.9
Asian or Pacific Islander male4
All ages, age adjusted3- - -- - -- - -19.017.910.610.410.8
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -17.115.89.89.710.0
1–14 years- - -- - -- - -8.26.32.52.22.5
15–24 years- - -- - -- - -27.225.717.019.320.0
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -18.817.010.410.08.9
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -13.112.26.97.37.8
45–64 years- - -- - -- - -13.715.110.17.98.7
65 years and over- - -- - -- - -37.333.621.121.823.3
Hispanic or Latino male4,6
All ages, age adjusted3- - -- - -- - -- - -29.521.322.222.2
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -29.220.121.021.3
1–14 years- - -- - -- - -- - -7.24.44.45.1
15–24 years- - -- - -- - -- - -48.234.736.938.9
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -- - -41.024.926.826.4
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -28.021.623.122.6
45–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -28.921.720.519.9
65 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -35.328.931.030.7
White, not Hispanic or Latino male6
All ages, age adjusted3- - -- - -- - -- - -25.721.721.722.2
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -26.021.521.722.3
1–14 years- - -- - -- - -- - -6.44.94.64.2
15–24 years- - -- - -- - -- - -52.340.340.142.1
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -- - -34.024.725.926.1
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -23.121.621.922.0
45–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -19.819.319.220.4
65 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -31.129.329.729.6
White female4
All ages, age adjusted311.411.714.912.211.29.89.59.8
All ages, crude10.911.214.812.811.610.09.810.1
Under 1 year7.87.510.27.14.73.53.82.2
1–14 years7.26.27.56.24.83.73.33.2
15–24 years12.615.622.723.019.517.116.017.9
25–34 years9.09.012.712.211.68.98.89.0
35–44 years8.18.912.310.69.28.99.39.4
45–64 years12.713.115.110.49.98.78.48.7
65 years and over22.220.823.715.317.416.216.016.3
Black or African American female4Deaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age adjusted39.310.414.18.59.68.48.58.2
All ages, crude10.29.713.48.39.48.28.28.0
Under 1 year- - -8.111.9*7.0***
1–14 years57.26.910.26.35.33.93.73.5
15–24 years11.69.913.48.09.911.711.711.6
25–34 years10.89.813.310.611.19.48.98.8
35–44 years11.111.016.18.39.48.29.29.4
45–64 years11.812.716.79.210.79.08.38.4
65 years and over14.313.215.79.513.510.411.89.5
American Indian or Alaska Native female4
All ages, age adjusted3- - -- - -- - -32.017.519.517.619.3
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -32.017.318.616.919.1
1–14 years- - -- - -- - -15.08.16.57.66.8
15–24 years- - -- - -- - -42.331.430.330.729.2
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -52.518.822.315.521.1
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -38.118.222.013.124.4
45–64 years- - -- - -- - -32.617.617.818.120.9
65 years and over- - -- - -- - -**24.025.3*
Asian or Pacific Islander female4
All ages, age adjusted3- - -- - -- - -9.310.46.76.16.2
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -8.29.05.95.95.7
1–14 years- - -- - -- - -7.43.62.32.21.9
15–24 years- - -- - -- - -7.411.46.07.67.3
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -7.37.34.54.84.4
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -8.67.54.95.43.7
45–64 years- - -- - -- - -8.511.86.47.07.3
65 years and over- - -- - -- - -18.624.318.511.815.6
Hispanic or Latino female4,6
All ages, age adjusted3- - -- - -- - -- - -9.67.97.88.1
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -8.97.27.27.4
1–14 years- - -- - -- - -- - -4.83.93.33.2
15–24 years- - -- - -- - -- - -11.610.611.212.4
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -- - -9.46.56.57.2
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -8.07.36.97.3
45–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -11.48.38.48.4
65 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -14.913.412.913.1
White, not Hispanic or Latino female6Deaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age adjusted3- - -- - -- - -- - -11.310.09.710.1
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -11.710.310.110.5
1–14 years- - -- - -- - -- - -4.73.53.23.2
15–24 years- - -- - -- - -- - -20.418.417.019.0
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -- - -11.79.39.39.4
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -9.39.09.69.7
45–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -9.78.78.38.6
65 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -17.516.316.116.5

- - - Data not available.

* Rates based on fewer than 20 deaths are considered unreliable and are not shown.

1

Includes deaths of persons who were not residents of the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

2

Starting with 1999 data, cause of death is coded according to ICD–10. See Appendix II, Comparability ratio and tables V and VI.

3

Age-adjusted rates are calculated using the year 2000 standard population. See Appendix II, Age adjustment.

4

The race groups, white, black, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaska Native, include persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Death rates for the American Indian or Alaska Native and Asian or Pacific Islander populations are known to be underestimated. See Appendix II, Race, for a discussion of sources of bias in death rates by race and Hispanic origin.

5

In 1950 rate is for the age group under 15 years.

6

Prior to 1997, excludes data from States lacking an Hispanic-origin item on the death certificate. See Appendix II, Hispanic origin.

NOTES: Starting with Health, United States, 2003, rates for 1991–99 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on census 2000. Rates for 2000 were revised based on census 2000 counts. Rates for 2001 and 2002 were computed using 2000-based postcensal estimates. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates. Underlying cause of death code numbers are based on the applicable revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) for data years shown. See Appendix II, tables IV and V. Age groups were selected to minimize the presentation of unstable age-specific death rates based on small numbers of deaths and for consistency among comparison groups. For additional injury-related statistics, see www​.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars, a Web-based interactive database for injury data. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System; Grove RD, Hetzel AM. Vital statistics rates in the United States, 1940–1960. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1968; numerator data from National Vital Statistics System, annual mortality files; denominator data from national population estimates for race groups from table 1 and unpublished Hispanic population estimates for 1985–96 prepared by the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census; additional mortality tables are available at www​.cdc.gov/nchs/datawh​/statab/unpubd/mortabs.htm; Kochanek KD, Murphy SL, Anderson RN, Scott C. Deaths: Final data for 2002. National vital statistics reports. Vol 53 no 5. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 2004.

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