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Mortality Patterns—United States, 1991

JAMA. 1993;270(24):2916-2917. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03510240028009.
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NCHS. Annual summary of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths: United States, 1992 . Hyattsville, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, CDC, 1993. (Monthly vital statistics report; vol 41, no. 13).
NCHS. Advance report of final mortality statistics, 1991 . Hyattsville, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, CDC, 1993. (Monthly vital statistics report; vol 42, no. 2, suppl).
NCHS. Vital statistics of the United States, 1988. Vol 2, mortality, part A . Hyattsville, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, CDC, 1991; DHHS publication no. (PHS)91-1101.
McGinnis JM, Foege WH.  Actual causes of death in the United States. JAMA 1993;270:2207-12.
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Public Health Service. Healthy people 2000: national health promotion and disease prevention objectives— full report, with commentary . Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, 1991; DHHS publication no. (PHS)91-50212.
Age-adjusted to the 1940 U.S. population. Age-adjusted death rates indicate changes in the risk for death more effectively than crude death rates and are better indicators for comparisons of mortality by race or sex.
Defined by the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision as "(a) the disease or injury which initiated the train of morbid events leading directly to death, or (b) the circumstances of the accident or violence which produced the fatal injury."
"Motor-vehicle accidents" and "all other accidents and adverse effects" are not included as causes of death for which the rate has decreased because these causes are subcategories of the leading cause "accidents and adverse effects." When a death occurs under "accidental" circumstances, the preferred term within the public health community is "unintentional injury."
These codes are from addenda to the ICD-9.3 ∥ and non-Hispanics are included in totals for both whites and blacks. Numbers for other racial/ ethnic groups were too small for meaningful analysis.

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