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Volume 2, Number 4—October 1996

Dispatch

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 2

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease deaths and age-specific death rates (per million persons) by sex and by race, United States, 1979-1994

Age group (years) U.S.
Sex
Race

male
female
white
black
other
deaths rate deaths rate deaths rate deaths rate deaths rate deaths rate
0-44 80 0.03 44 0.03 36 0.03 72 0.03 6 0.02 2 0.02
45-59 652 1.15 303 1.11 349 1.19 605 1.23 31 0.54 16 0.98
60-69 1363 4.25 678 4.63 685 3.93 1307 4.58 39 1.38 17 2.58
70-79 1214 5.68 548 6.26 666 5.28 1167 6.05 37 2.15 10 2.87
80+ 333 3.27 141 4.33 192 2.77 315 3.38 12 1.62 6 4.79

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