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Trends in US Cancer and Heart Disease Mortality, 1999-2018

Citation

Avery, Christy L.; Howard, Annie Green; & Nichols, Hazel B. (2021). Trends in US Cancer and Heart Disease Mortality, 1999-2018. Circulation, 143(3), 287-288.

Abstract

Since initial reports documenting an increase in midlife US mortality rates were first published,1 numerous studies have examined the resulting demographic, economic, and policy implications; however, fewer studies have examined trends for the 2 major drivers of US mortality: heart disease and cancer. Here, we used 2 decades (1999–2018) of death certificate data to further inform understanding of contemporary US cancer and heart disease mortality trends overall and by sex, race, ethnicity, and age group.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/circulationaha.120.051451

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Research Letter

Year Published

2021

Journal Title

Circulation

Author(s)

Avery, Christy L.
Howard, Annie Green
Nichols, Hazel B.

Data Set/Study

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiological Research database
2000 US Census

Continent/Country

United States of America

State

Nonspecific