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Motor Vehicle Crashes are the Leading Causes of Death For Persons 1 through 44 Years of Age

United States, preliminary 1997

  CDC's Age Sub-groupings
Cause of Death 1-44   1-4 5-14 15-24 25-44
 
Motor vehicle accidents (E810-E825) 26,456   756 1,934 9,929 13,837
Malignant neoplasms, including neoplasms of lymphatic and hematopoietic tissues (140-208) 24,592   458 996 1,583 21,555
Diseases of heart (390-398, 402, 404-429) 17,321   195 313 1,013 15,800
All other accidents and adverse effects (E800-E807, E826-E949) 17,267   1,202 1,396 3,029 11,640
Suicide (E950-E959) 16,467     313 4,146 12,008
Homicide and legal intervention (E960-E978) 14,862   345 437 5,793 8,287
Human immunodeficiency virus infection (*042-*044) 11,544     102 276 11,166
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (571) 3,890         3,890
Cerebrovascular diseases (430-438) 3,575   50   167 3,358
Pneumonia and influenza (480-487) 2,463   168 139 223 1,933
Diabetes mellitus (250) 2,405         2,405
Congenital anomalies (740-759) 1,403   596 424 383  
Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and allied conditions (490-496) 317     127 190  
Benign neoplasms, carcinoma in situ, and neoplasms of uncertain behavior and of unspecified nature (210-239) 136   60 76    
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (760-779) 90   90      
Septicemia (038) 66   66      
All other causes (Residual) 35,218   1,485 1,787 4,213 27,733
 
All causes 178,072   5,471 8,044 30,945 133,612

The 1996 data reveals the same pattern.

Extrapolated by Daniel Convissor from data on the Center for Disease Control's web site.

National Vital Statistics Report,
Vol. 47, No. 4, October 7, 1998.
Table 17. Deaths and death rates for the 10 leading causes of death in specified age groups:
United States, preliminary 1997.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/data/47_4t17.pdf.

 


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