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

YearAnatomical SiteNumber of DeathsUnderlying Cause (%)SexRaceAge (yrs)Median Age (yrs)
MaleFemaleWhiteBlackOther15–2425–3435–4445–5455–6465–7475–8485+
2005 Pleura 186 93.5 146 40 180 5 1 1 5 37 55 63 25 74
Peritoneum 107 91.6 65 42 98 6 3 2 8 12 26 33 23 3 66
Other Sites 326 94.2 257 69 310 11 5 1 2 16 45 77 158 27 77
Unspecified 2,104 93.8 1,696 408 1,989 95 20 3 25 85 336 574 777 304 75
Any Site 2,704 94.4 2,148 556 2,561 114 29 6 34 118 438 735 1014 359 75
2006 Pleura 194 90.2 152 42 187 7 3 8 31 61 73 18 74
Peritoneum 93 87.1 53 40 84 7 2 1 1 7 13 13 28 23 7 69
Other Sites 339 91.4 262 77 318 16 5 1 4 8 15 37 92 132 50 76
Unspecified 1,986 95.0 1,634 352 1,877 94 15 6 22 69 269 569 781 270 75
Any Site 2,588 94.7 2,084 504 2,442 124 22 2 11 39 105 345 743 1000 343 75
2007 Pleura 175 91.4 144 31 168 5 2 7 25 46 74 23 76
Peritoneum 96 91.7 57 39 86 8 2 2 3 5 12 25 18 24 7 66
Other Sites 300 91.7 244 56 288 7 5 1 3 10 49 72 123 42 76
Unspecified 2,055 92.9 1,646 409 1,942 83 30 1 6 19 89 293 564 782 301 75
Any Site 2,606 93.3 2,073 533 2,464 103 39 3 9 27 117 385 697 996 372 75
2008 Pleura 165 90.3 129 36 153 9 3 2 3 4 24 47 68 17 75
Peritoneum 114 96.5 74 40 107 4 3 1 2 3 13 29 33 24 9 68
Other Sites 294 88.8 229 65 280 13 1 3 16 52 80 100 43 74
Unspecified 2,160 93.4 1,740 420 2,040 85 35 2 7 21 69 294 621 827 319 76
Any Site 2,711 93.6 2,153 558 2,558 111 42 3 11 30 99 390 779 1,012 387 75
2009 Pleura 157 90.4 121 36 147 9 1 8 27 42 58 22 75
Peritoneum 98 86.7 61 37 90 4 4 7 9 27 29 23 3 68
Other Sites 302 91.7 241 61 289 10 3 1 2 18 40 73 113 55 76
Unspecified 2,217 94.8 1,785 432 2,114 71 32 1 4 9 75 295 652 811 370 76
Any Site 2,753 94.7 2,193 560 2,621 92 40 1 5 18 105 385 792 999 448 75
2010 Pleura 160 85.0 136 24 149 9 2 3 4 26 45 59 23 75
Peritoneum 125 95.2 78 47 121 4 3 3 17 35 37 25 5 65
Other Sites 260 90.4 194 66 245 12 3 2 3 9 33 65 108 40 76
Unspecified 2,228 93.5 1,797 431 2,101 100 27 6 17 76 257 664 861 347 76
Any Site 2,745 93.7 2,182 563 2,590 123 32 11 26 104 345 805 1,042 412 75
2011 Pleura 173 91.9 146 27 161 9 3 1 2 4 26 49 71 20 75
Peritoneum 129 89.1 86 43 119 8 2 2 2 5 20 25 31 37 7 67
Other Sites 238 93.7 192 46 227 9 2 1 3 8 25 72 86 43 76
Unspecified 2,304 93.5 1,875 429 2,179 90 35 1 3 21 86 270 642 861 420 76
Any Site 2,832 93.6 2,288 544 2,674 116 42 3 7 31 117 344 792 1049 489 76
2012 Pleura 184 89.1 140 44 175 6 3 1 4 39 46 60 34 75
Peritoneum 143 90.9 85 58 128 9 6 2 5 17 33 40 36 10 68
Other Sites 243 90.5 191 52 225 15 3 1 7 11 26 54 96 48 77
Unspecified 2,323 93.5 1,854 469 2,181 108 34 1 4 21 67 291 658 854 427 76
Any Site 2,874 93.5 2,258 616 2,691 138 45 1 7 33 99 385 791 1,042 516 76
2013 Pleura 179 86.0 133 46 165 13 1 2 5 27 62 66 17 73
Peritoneum 134 91.0 68 66 127 6 1 1 5 11 25 43 38 11 70
Other Sites 261 89.7 199 62 249 9 3 2 10 25 72 93 59 77
Unspecified 2,133 93.2 1,682 451 1,999 93 41 4 14 82 263 591 778 401 76
Any Site 2,686 93.0 2,065 621 2,522 119 45 5 22 107 340 761 966 485 76
2014 Pleura 201 94.0 159 42 193 7 1 2 7 15 69 78 30 76
Peritoneum 137 94.9 74 63 127 7 3 1 4 12 15 35 36 27 7 65
Other Sites 258 91.9 196 62 245 7 6 4 3 8 23 80 86 54 76
Unspecified 2,206 92.6 1,758 448 2,078 97 31 7 13 64 246 634 828 414 76
Any Site 2,785 93.3 2,175 610 2,626 118 41 1 15 30 93 318 813 1,012 503 76
2005–2014 Pleura 1,774 90.3 1,406 368 1,678 79 17 3 17 56 277 522 670 229 75
Peritoneum 1,176 91.7 701 475 1087 63 26 7 20 60 139 273 328 280 69 67
Other Sites 2,821 91.4 2,205 616 2,676 109 36 1 15 36 121 355 737 1,095 461 76
Unspecified 21,716 93.6 17,467 4,249 20,500 916 300 6 50 182 762 2,814 6,169 8,160 3,573 76
Any Site 27,284 93.8 21,619 5,665 25,749 1,158 377 14 87 290 1,064 3,675 7,708 10,132 4,314 75

– indicates no deaths.

Note:

The sum of individual site death totals may be greater than the total number of deaths for “any site” because some decedents have more than one site of mesothelioma listed on their death certificate.

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). 2017-897 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/897> September 25, 2017.

Reference Number: 2017-897

Date Posted: May 2017

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