TITLE

Death rates fall for 8 of 10 top causes; Alzheimer's up to No. 6

PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2008, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports a decline in age-related death rates in the U.S. between 2005 and 2006 while life expectancy hit another record high, according to preliminary death statistics released in June 2008. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, the 2006 death rate fell to 776.4 deaths per 100,000 population from 799 deaths per 100,000 in 2005. The preliminary number of deaths in the country in 2006 was 2,425,900.
ACCESSION #
33229616

 

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