MESOTHELIOMA DEATH RATE
Mesothelioma mortality rate is on the rise
The national mesothelioma death rate increased from 2,482 deaths in 1999 to 2,704 in 2005, an increase of 222 deaths.
U.S. mesothelioma mortality figures:
November 3, 2009 - The mesothelioma death rate in the United States from 1999 through 2005 totaled 18,068 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That averages approximately 3,000 deaths per year in the United States that are directly attributable to mesothelioma cancer, the deadliest of asbestos-related cancers.
In six states the annual mesothelioma death rate was greater than 20 per one-million residents.
The mesothelioma death rate was highest in Maine at 28 per one-million residents (173 deaths), followed by Wyoming (22 percent, 50 deaths), West Virginia (21 percent, 182 deaths), Pennsylvania (21 percent, 1,210 deaths), New Jersey (20 percent, 814 deaths) and Washington (20 percent, 558 deaths).
Sex and age differentials
Men are diagnosed with mesothelioma more often than women, and males comprised 81 percent of mesothelioma deaths during this timeframe (a total of 14,591). White people comprised 95 percent of mesothelioma deaths, totaling 17,180.
Those 75-years-old and older comprised the majority of the patients who passed away from mesothelioma (8,858 total deaths). Deaths in patients age 44 or younger totaled 311, or 2 percent.
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