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Deaths: leading causes for 2007.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

This report presents final 2007 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the United States by age, race, sex, and Hispanic origin. Leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death are also presented. This report supplements the Division of Vital Statistics' annual report of final mortality statistics.

METHODS

Data in this report are based on information from all death certificates filed in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2007. Causes of death classified by the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) are ranked according to the number of deaths assigned to rankable causes. Cause-of-death statistics are based on the underlying cause of death.

RESULTS

In 2007, the 10 leading causes of death were, in rank order: Diseases of heart; Malignant neoplasms; Cerebrovascular diseases; Chronic lower respiratory diseases; Accidents (unintentional injuries); Alzheimer's disease; Diabetes mellitus; Influenza and pneumonia; Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis; and Septicemia. They accounted for approximately 76 percent of all deaths occurring in the United States. Differences in the rankings are evident by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. Leading causes of infant death for 2007 were, in rank order: Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities; Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified; Sudden infant death syndrome; Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy; Accidents (unintentional injuries); Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes; Bacterial sepsis of newborn; Respiratory distress of newborn; Diseases of the circulatory system; and Neonatal hemorrhage. Important variations in the leading causes of infant death are noted for the neonatal and postneonatal periods.

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Division of vital Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA.

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    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Adult
    Age Distribution
    Aged
    Aged, 80 and over
    Cause of Death
    Child
    Child, Preschool
    Death Certificates
    Female
    Hispanic Americans
    Humans
    Infant
    Infant Mortality
    Infant, Newborn
    International Classification of Diseases
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Sex Distribution
    United States
    Young Adult

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    21950210

    Citation

    Heron, Melonie. "Deaths: Leading Causes for 2007." National Vital Statistics Reports : From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, vol. 59, no. 8, 2011, pp. 1-95.
    Heron M. Deaths: leading causes for 2007. Natl Vital Stat Rep. 2011;59(8):1-95.
    Heron, M. (2011). Deaths: leading causes for 2007. National Vital Statistics Reports : From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, 59(8), pp. 1-95.
    Heron M. Deaths: Leading Causes for 2007. Natl Vital Stat Rep. 2011 Aug 26;59(8):1-95. PubMed PMID: 21950210.
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