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Deaths and death rates for 2006 and age-adjusted death rates and percentage changes in age-adjusted rates from 2005 to 2006 for the 15 leading causes of death: United States, final 2005 and preliminary 2006

Heron M, Hoyert D, Xu J, Scott C, et al. Deaths: Preliminary data for 2006. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Center for Health Statistics; June 2008. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/08newsreleases/mortality2006.htm

Reference

Title
Deaths: Preliminary data for 2006
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
June 2008
Authors
Heron M, Hoyert D, Xu J, Scott C, et al.
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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