ERIC Number: ED443928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul-24
Reference Count: N/A
Deaths: Final Data for 1998.
Murphy, Sherry L.
National Vital Statistics Reports, v48 n11 July 24 2000
This report presents final 1998 data on U.S. deaths and death rates according to demographic and medical characteristics such as age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, educational attainment, injury at work, state of residence, and cause of death. Trends and patterns in general mortality, life expectancy, and infant and maternal mortality are also described. In 1998, 2,337,256 deaths were reported in the United States, but the age-adjusted death rate for the United States decreased to an all-time low of 471.1 deaths per 100,000 standard population, and life expectancy at birth increased to a record high of 76.7 years. Overall improvements in general mortality and life expectancy in 1998 continue the long-term downward trend in U.S. mortality. Of note is the fact that the age-adjusted death rate for the Hispanic population decreased. It is also noted that higher educational attainment is associated with markedly lower risk of death. Persons with less than 12 years of education had the highest age-adjusted death rates, while those with 13 years or more of education had the lowest. (Contains 32 tables and 53 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Census Figures, Death, Ethnic Groups, Infants, Minority Groups, Mortality Rate, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.