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Volume 2, Number 4—October 1996

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in the United States, 1979-1994: Using National Mortality Data to Assess the Possible Occurrence of Variant Cases

Robert C. Holman, Ali S. Khan, Ermias D. Belay, and Lawrence B. Schonberger
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia USA

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Table 1

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease deaths and death rates in the United States, 1979-1994

Characteristics Number of Deaths Death Rate
Sexa
Male 1714 1.04
Female 1928 0.89
Racea
White 3466 1.01
Black 125 0.37
Other 51 0.67
Age group, years
0-4 1 <0.01
5-9 0 0
10-14 0 0
15-19 0 0
20-24 1 <0.01
25-29 3 <0.01
30-34 13 0.04
35-39 23 0.08
40-44 39 0.16
45-49 91 0.45
50-54 183 0.99
55-59 378 2.14
60-64 598 3.55
65-69 765 5.03
70-74 706 5.75
75-79 508 5.60
80-84 225 3.94
85+ 108 2.42
Regionb
Northeast 926 1.06
Midwest 1008 1.04
South 1068 0.83

West
640
0.89
U.S.a 3642 0.95

aAge-adjusted death rates per million persons.
bAge-sex-race-adjusted death rates per million persons

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