Men’s Health Network

Health Data Summary

April 4, 1994

DEATH RATES <> DR 214

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Death Rates: Male and Female

Data from the "Monthly Vital Statistics Report" graphically

illustrates the state of women’s health vs. that of men.

(The "Monthly Vital Statistics" Report is published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

 

We illustrate using the death rates for "under 1", "15-24" (teens and young adults), "45-54" ("baby boomers"), and "65-74" (younger retirees). Other age groupings follow the same patterns. Women die at lower rates for every age group up to and including "85 years and older."

 

The March 28, 1994 issue (Vol. 42, No. 10): For the 12 month period ending with September of 1993, on an annual basis per 100,000 population, death rates among males and females were:

Sex

Age

Rate

 

Sex

Age

Rate

All Races, Male

all ages

917.7

All races, Female

all ages

826.3

           

White Males

under 1

768.4

White Females

under 1

631.6

Black Males

under 1

1,873.8

Black Females

under 1

1,498.4

           

White Males

15-24

121.9

White Females

15-24

46.1

Black Males

15-24

269.4

Black Females

15-24

76.0

           

White Males

45-54

535.3

White Females

45-54

292.2

Black Males

45-54

1,284.6

Black Females

45-54

659.3

           

White Males

65-74

3,316.9

White Females

65-74

1,929.6

Black Males

65-74

4,723.2

Black Females

65-74

2,858.5

 

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(MHN: Health Data Summary: DEATH RATES : April 4, 1994)

 

The November 19, 1993 issue of that publication reports that for the 12 month period ending with May of 1993, on an annual basis per 100,000 population, death rates among males and females were:

Sex

Age

Rate

 

Sex

Age

Rate

All Races, Male

all ages

909.6

All races, Female

all ages

822.4

           

White Males

under 1

770.1

White Females

under 1

637.3

Black Males

under 1

1,769.2

Black Females

under 1

1,577.3

           

White Males

15-24

121.9

White Females

15-24

43.5

Black Males

15-24

261.9

Black Females

15-24

76.0

           

White Males

45-54

525.7

White Females

45-54

292.2

Black Males

45-54

1,220.4

Black Females

45-54

624.8

           

White Males

65-74

3,295.6

White Females

65-74

1,920.4

Black Males

65-74

4,778.8

Black Females

65-74

2,821.0