Cancer and heart disease death rates for U.S. women aged 45 to 64 from 1999 to 2017

The graph displays the death rates for women aged 45 to 64 in the U.S. due to cancer and heart disease from 1999 to 2017. The year 1999 saw the highest death rate for both causes. The lowest death rate due to cancer was recorded in 2017, whereas for heart disease it was in the years 2010 and 2011. Overall the death rates for both causes have declined.

Death rates for women aged 45 to 64 in the U.S. due to cancer and heart disease from 1999 to 2017

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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

from 1999 to 2017

Age group

45-64 years

Supplementary notes

The data in the source report is based on information from death certificates filed in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia from 1999 to 2017, as collected and processed by the National Center for Health Statistics through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Death certificates are generally completed by funeral directors, attending physicians, medical examiners, and coroners. Please see page 8 of the NVSR report for more information on the data.

The death rates provided were per 100,000 population enumerated as of April 1 for 2000 and 2010, and estimated as of July 1 for all other years.

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