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Causes of Mortality in the US

Mortality rates, and particularly cause-specific mortality rates, are among the most important measures of a population's health status. How these rates change over time shows which diseases are being controlled and which are becoming more serious threats.

Gather data about cause-specific mortality rates for the U.S. population in 1910 and in 2010. Gather U.S. mortality rate data broken down by gender and ethnicity. Present the data in tabular form.
Using APA Formatting, use the data to answer the following questions:
1. List the ten leading causes of mortality in 1910 and in 2010.
2. Among the leading causes of mortality, identify the most common collective type of disease in 1910 and in 2010.
3. Discuss the similarities between causes of mortality in 1910 and in 2010.
4. Discuss the differences between causes of mortality in 1910 and in 2010.
5. Discuss the similarities and differences between causes of mortality for men and women.
6. Discuss the similarities and differences between causes of mortality for various ethnic groups.

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References:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsushistorical/mortstatsh_1910.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/lead1900_98.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/deaths_2010_release.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/men/lcod/2008/LCODrace_ethnicity2008.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/women/lcod/2008/08_race_women.pdf

Top 10 Causes of Mortality in the US

1910
1 Heart disease
2 Pneumonia and influenza
3 Tuberculosis
4 Diarrhea and enteritis
5 Intracranial lesions of vascular origin
6 Nephritis
7 Accidents excluding motor-vehicle
8 ...

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The causes of mortality in the United States are discussed.

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