While the age-adjusted mortality rate
for the United States is fairly constant at 10.3 per 100,000, the trend for the Louisiana population is very slightly increasing over this 12-year period (y=0.1016x + 17.901 (Cochrane-Armitage test for linear trend: x2 = 0.00 [DF: 1] P = 0.985).
(2) The age-adjusted mortality rates
of SEER-9 are lower than the age-adjusted rates of CDC.
National and state data show the age-adjusted mortality rate
of breast cancer to be higher in blacks than in whites.
The bivariate correlation analysis shows moderately statistically significant associations between the mean age-adjusted mortality rate
and the selected socioeconomic indicators (Table 4).
Age-adjusted mortality rates
, by year, are shown in Figure 1.
While most of these causes are the same as in the rest of the United States, the age-adjusted mortality rates
are higher for certain conditions, including diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer's disease, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, and suicide (3).
* Age-adjusted mortality rates
were calculated for each year using CDC's published weights for the 2000 U.S.
San Juan County, Colorado, had the highest age-adjusted mortality rate
(524 per million persons aged [greater than or equal to] 15 years) (Figure 2).
These deaths accounted for 52% of all deaths and for an overall age-adjusted mortality rate
of 457.6 per 100,000 U.S.
Trends were calculated as 3-year rolling averages of age-adjusted mortality rates
during the period 1999-2015.
Figure 3 and Table 3 show quinquennial age-adjusted mortality rates
for the historical fitted data, stratified by gender and by condition, from 1994 to 2012, and 50% prediction intervals for the 2013-2017 and for the 2018-2022 periods.
Andrew Gelman and Jonathan Auerbach's (2016) age-adjusted mortality rates
for WNHs in the 45-54 age group show that the increase in all-cause mortality is larger for women, a result we have confirmed on the data to 2015 (36 per 100,000 increase for women, and 9 per 100,000 increase for men between 1998 and 2015, single-year age-adjusted using 2010 as the base year, with little variation in the increases when we use different base years).