Age-Adjusted Death Rates by Race and Sex: 1940 to 2004

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 104):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 49 rows and 14 columns.

Age-adjusted rates per 100,000 U.S. standard population based on year 2000 standard see Technical notes. Rates are based on populations enumerated as of April 1 for census years and estimated as of July 1 for all other years. Beginning 1970, excludes deaths of nonresidents of the United States. Data for Hispanic origin and specified races other than white and black should be interpreted with caution because of inconsistencies reporting race on death certificates and on censuses and surveys; see Technical notes. See Appendix III


  1. For 1940 to 91 includes deaths among races not shown separately; see Other races and, race not stated,
    in the Technical notes for information for 1992 to present.
  2. Persons of Hispanic origin may be any race.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.