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Asbestosis: Number of deaths by sex, race, and age, U.S. residents age 35 and over, 1995-2004
Year No. of Deaths Sex Race Age Group (yrs)
M F White Black Other 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75-84 85
1995 1,169 1,138 31 1,095 69 5 3 24 118 411 477 136
1996 1,176 1,123 53 1,088 84 4 3 16 104 428 480 145
1997 1,171 1,128 43 1,106 60 5 - 15 95 363 516 182
1998 1,221 1,177 44 1,153 62 6 1 11 97 394 524 193
1999 1,265 1,225 40 1,190 64 11 - 15 89 390 563 208
2000 1,493 1,439 54 1,400 80 13 1 19 101 399 687 286
2001 1,454 1,412 42 1,357 85 12 1 14 124 377 675 263
2002 1,473 1,425 48 1,388 79 6 - 10 111 388 692 272
2003 1,471 1,407 64 1,379 81 11 5 16 105 352 690 303
2004 1,470 1,419 51 1,370 92 8 - 16 107 313 706 328
Total 13,363 12,893 470 12,526 756 81 14 156 1,051 3,815 6,010 2,316

- indicates no deaths listed.

Note: See selected limitations for general cautions regarding inferences based on small numbers of deaths, and see appendices for source description, methods, and ICD codes.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics multiple cause-of-death data.

Asbestosis: Most Frequently recorded occupations on death certificate, U.S. Residents age 15 and over; selected states and years, 1990-1999
COC Occupation Number of Deaths Percent
585 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 238 8.3
019 Managers and administrators, n.e.c 129 4.5
575 Electricians 125 4.4
567 Carpenters 120 4.2
593 Insulation workers 108 3.8
889 Laborers, except construction 95 3.3
633 Supervisors, production occupations 85 3.0
783 Welders and cutters 78 2.7
453 Janitors and cleaners 74 2.6
804 Truck drivers 67 2.3
  All other occupations 1,638 57.3
  Occupation not reported 102 3.6
  TOTAL 2,859 100.0

COC-Census Occupation Code n.e.c.-not elsewhere classified

NOTE: The comparable number of asbestosis deaths in the entire United States for this same time period was 10, 914. Percentages may not total to 100% due to rounding. See selected limitations for general cautions regarding inferences based on small number of deaths, and see appendices for source description, methods, ICD codes, industry and occupation codes, and list of selected states and years.

SOURE: National Center for Health Statistics multiple cause-of-death data.


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