Survey time period
1950 to 2008
Object of investigation
Death rates for homicide
US Department of Health and Human Services
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* Data for 1950 and 1960 Include deaths of persons who were not residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.). Underlying cause of death was coded according to the 6th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in 1950, 7th Revision in 1960, 8th Revision in 1970, and 9th Revision in 1980-1998. Starting with 1999 data, cause of death is coded according to ICD-10.
Rates are age-adjusted. Age-adjusted rates are calculated using the year 2000 standard population. Prior to 2003, age-adjusted rates were calculated using standard million proportions based on rounded population numbers. Starting with 2003 data, unrounded population numbers are used to calculate age-adjusted rates.
Data for years not listed in the pdf-version of "Health, United States, 2011" are taken from the attached excel-version of the report.