Table 41Death rates for chronic lower respiratory diseases, according to sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age: United States, selected years 1980–2003
[Data are based on death certificates]
Age Adjustment Population
Updated March 2006
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Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age 1980 1 1990 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003
All personsDeaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age adjusted328.337.240.144.243.743.543.3
All ages, crude24.734.938.643.443.243.343.5
Under 1 year1.61.41.10.91.01.00.8
1–4 years0.40.40.20.30.30.40.3
5–14 years0.20.30.40.30.30.30.3
15–24 years0.30.50.70.50.40.50.5
25–34 years0.50.70.90.70.70.80.7
35–44 years1.61.61.92.12.22.22.1
45–54 years9.89.18.78.68.58.78.7
55–64 years42.748.946.844.244.142.443.3
65–74 years129.1152.5159.6169.4167.9163.0163.2
75–84 years224.4321.1349.3386.1379.8386.7383.0
85 years and over274.0433.3520.1648.6644.7637.6635.1
Male
All ages, age adjusted349.955.554.855.854.053.552.3
All ages, crude35.140.841.443.542.742.942.4
Under 1 year1.91.61.41.21.11.11.1
1–4 years0.50.50.20.40.40.60.5
5–14 years0.20.40.50.40.30.40.4
15–24 years0.40.50.70.60.50.60.5
25–34 years0.60.70.90.80.70.80.8
35–44 years1.71.71.71.92.02.21.9
45–54 years12.19.48.89.08.89.19.1
55–64 years59.958.652.347.846.945.246.5
65–74 years210.0204.0195.6195.2191.3184.8183.6
75–84 years437.4500.0483.8488.5475.1480.8464.9
85 years and over583.4815.1889.8967.9916.9894.8865.9
Female
All ages, age adjusted314.926.631.837.437.637.437.8
All ages, crude15.029.236.043.243.743.744.4
Under 1 year1.31.2*****
1–4 years***0.3*0.3*
5–14 years0.30.30.20.30.20.30.2
15–24 years0.30.50.60.40.40.40.4
25–34 years0.50.70.90.70.70.70.6
35–44 years1.51.52.22.22.32.32.3
45–54 years7.78.88.78.38.18.28.2
55–64 years27.640.341.941.041.539.840.3
65–74 years67.1112.3130.8148.2148.5144.9146.0
75–84 years98.7214.2265.3319.2317.3324.1328.3
85 years and over138.7286.0377.7518.5530.8526.0533.0
White male4
All ages, age adjusted351.656.655.957.255.554.953.8
All ages, crude37.944.345.548.347.647.847.4
35–44 years1.21.31.41.61.71.81.7
45–54 years11.48.68.18.48.68.88.9
55–64 years60.058.752.748.648.046.047.6
65–74 years218.4208.1200.0201.4198.3192.3191.6
75–84 years459.8513.5497.9503.6489.4495.2478.5
85 years and over611.2847.0918.3997.4943.6923.4894.4
Black or African American male4
All ages, age adjusted334.047.647.447.546.346.344.4
All ages, crude19.325.224.424.323.624.123.3
35–44 years5.85.34.34.84.75.74.0
45–54 years19.718.816.915.013.314.413.3
55–64 years66.667.460.554.649.852.350.5
65–74 years142.0184.5178.7176.9168.0158.0155.1
75–84 years229.8390.9370.0370.3380.8392.2382.2
85 years and over271.6498.0624.1693.1671.7645.4601.6
Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age 1980 1 1990 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003
American Indian or Alaska Native male4Deaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age adjusted323.038.335.643.735.035.940.3
All ages, crude8.413.812.315.313.114.317.3
35–44 years*******
45–54 years*******
55–64 years**36.546.435.734.543.8
65–74 years*135.7132.1111.3115.1126.1125.9
75–84 years*363.8307.3416.6306.0348.9387.0
85 years and over***770.7614.8500.3563.8
Asian or Pacific Islander male4
All ages, age adjusted321.529.828.928.327.025.025.2
All ages, crude8.711.311.812.612.712.012.5
35–44 years*******
45–54 years***4.83.62.6*
55–64 years*22.115.78.814.411.512.7
65–74 years70.691.487.971.365.558.558.4
75–84 years155.7258.6240.6254.3239.3235.9234.9
85 years and over472.4615.2650.4670.7640.4582.5590.7
Hispanic or Latino male4,5
All ages, age adjusted3- - -28.631.828.827.627.227.1
All ages, crude- - -8.48.98.07.88.18.2
35–44 years- - -*1.10.90.71.01.0
45–54 years- - -4.13.93.43.23.83.2
55–64 years- - -17.219.118.216.117.516.6
65–74 years- - -81.082.472.475.569.268.1
75–84 years- - -252.4292.0250.3224.0243.3231.2
85 years and over- - -613.9689.0671.1676.1602.4646.5
White, not Hispanic or Latino male5
All ages, age adjusted3- - -57.956.658.556.956.555.4
All ages, crude- - -48.550.255.154.655.154.9
35–44 years- - -1.41.41.71.92.01.8
45–54 years- - -9.08.48.99.19.39.5
55–64 years- - -61.354.650.850.548.350.0
65–74 years- - -213.4204.3208.8206.1200.4200.2
75–84 years- - -523.7501.7513.6500.9506.7491.0
85 years and over- - -860.6922.61,008.6951.5935.4903.6
White female4
All ages, age adjusted315.527.833.339.539.839.740.3
All ages, crude16.432.840.849.750.350.551.5
35–44 years1.31.21.71.81.92.02.1
45–54 years7.68.38.47.98.08.18.1
55–64 years28.741.944.043.244.142.442.9
65–74 years71.0118.8139.0159.6160.4157.0158.6
75–84 years104.0226.3279.5339.1338.3345.4352.0
85 years and over144.2298.4395.5544.8557.9554.5562.8
Black or African American female4
All ages, age adjusted39.116.620.222.722.422.622.0
All ages, crude6.812.615.517.617.517.717.3
35–44 years3.43.85.44.74.94.64.6
45–54 years9.314.012.813.411.711.611.9
55–64 years20.833.434.735.333.331.532.4
65–74 years32.764.778.782.984.382.083.3
75–84 years41.196.0132.7158.4151.7167.4153.2
85 years and over63.2133.0185.8255.0266.1262.0256.4
Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age 1980 1 1990 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003
American Indian or Alaska Native female4Deaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age adjusted37.716.822.826.227.326.426.1
All ages, crude3.88.711.513.414.815.115.6
35–44 years*******
45–54 years*******
55–64 years**38.831.637.334.139.0
65–74 years*56.479.5136.8114.2119.1101.2
75–84 years*116.7191.3175.8217.9194.8217.2
85 years and over***362.2345.3353.4296.2
Asian or Pacific Islander female4
All ages, age adjusted35.811.012.111.711.19.39.9
All ages, crude2.65.26.36.86.86.06.5
35–44 years*******
45–54 years**3.6****
55–64 years*15.29.66.27.04.96.0
65–74 years*26.529.229.230.224.624.8
75–84 years*80.6113.288.979.477.077.2
85 years and over*232.5227.8299.5288.5219.1253.8
Hispanic or Latino female4,5
All ages, age adjusted3- - -13.416.916.316.516.215.8
All ages, crude- - -6.37.77.27.57.67.7
35–44 years- - -*1.41.31.21.41.0
45–54 years- - -4.94.63.34.13.13.8
55–64 years- - -14.412.910.812.110.69.3
65–74 years- - -36.643.138.040.341.541.5
75–84 years- - -101.1125.0136.0132.7129.8129.6
85 years and over- - -269.0402.6387.8384.4385.5365.6
White, not Hispanic or Latino female5
All ages, age adjusted3- - -28.534.040.741.141.241.8
All ages, crude- - -35.744.756.257.257.759.0
35–44 years- - -1.21.71.92.02.12.2
45–54 years- - -8.58.58.38.38.68.5
55–64 years- - -43.746.245.846.845.145.7
65–74 years- - -122.8143.0167.6168.8165.5167.6
75–84 years- - -231.9284.5347.2347.3355.7363.5
85 years and over- - -302.1393.7548.7562.7559.8569.5

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

- - - Data not available.

1

For the period 1980–98, underlying cause of death was coded according to the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), using ICD–9 codes for chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) that are most nearly comparable with CLRD codes in the 113 cause list for ICD–10. See Appendix II, Cause of death; tables IV and V.

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

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 later years were computed using 2000-based postcensal estimates. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates. 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. Beginning in 2003, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New York, and Wisconsin reported multiple-race data. The multiple-race data for these states were bridged to the single race categories of the 1977 Office of Management and Budget standards for comparability with other States. 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; numerator data from 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; Hoyert DL, Heron M, Murphy SL, Kung HC. Deaths: Final data for 2003. National vital statistics reports. Vol 54. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 2006.

From: Trend Tables

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