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Asbestosis: Number of deaths by sex, race, age group, and median age at death, U.S. residents age 15 and over, 2005–2014

YearNumber of DeathsUnderlying Cause (%)SexRaceAge (yrs)Median Age (yrs)
MaleFemaleWhiteBlackOther15–2425–3435–4445–5455–6465–7475–8485+
2005 1,423 37.7 1,366 57 1,339 75 9 1 15 92 316 669 330 79
2006 1,344 36.2 1,288 56 1,274 59 11 10 77 297 634 326 80
2007 1,401 38.5 1,344 57 1,325 70 6 8 67 288 649 389 80
2008 1,346 38.7 1,290 56 1,279 61 6 9 72 246 608 411 81
2009 1,262 38.7 1,204 58 1,192 58 12 1 8 56 250 574 373 81
2010 1,318 37.2 1,268 50 1,263 48 7 9 49 248 598 414 81
2011 1,252 37.1 1,197 55 1,182 58 12 6 65 219 560 402 81
2012 1,219 38.6 1,167 52 1,174 34 11 2 50 219 477 471 82
2013 1,238 38.5 1,197 41 1,193 39 6 4 34 224 491 485 82
2014 1,221 37.5 1,176 45 1,174 40 7 5 50 200 513 453 82
2005–2014 13,024 37.9 12,497 527 12,395 542 87 2 76 612 2,507 5,773 4,054 81

– indicates no deaths.

Note:

See Appendix for information about data sources, methods, ICD codes, and limitations.

Source:

Mortality multiple cause-of-death data from National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System.

Citation:

NIOSH 2017. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2017-890 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, WV. Available at: <https://wwwn.cdc.gov/eworld/Data/890> October 20, 2017.

Reference Number: 2017-890

Date Posted: May 2017

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