With advances in health care, nutrition, public health and other factors, the death rate in Massachusetts and in the US has steadily decreased in the past century. In 2007, approximately one of every 120 Massachusetts residents died. One hundred sixty-one years ago, in 1849, it was one out of every 47 residents. The Department of Public Health monitors long-term mortality trends in the Commonwealth, identifies groups at greatest risk of death from diseases and injuries, and designs and implement programs directed toward these groups.
In this chapter
Overall Mortality - Racial and Ethnic Differences - Leading Causes of Death - Life Expectancy - Educational Attainment - Premature Mortality Rate - Amenable Mortality
List of figures and tables
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- Figure 14.1 Overall Mortality Rates (JPG)
- Figure 14.2 Leading Causes of Death (JPG)
- Figure 14.3 Leading Causes of Death by Age (JPG)
- Figure 14.4 Rank of Leading Causes of Death by Race and Ethnicity (JPG)
- Figure 14.5 Life Expectancy at Birth (JPG)
- Figure 14.6 Life Expectancy (JPG)
- Figure 14.7 Mortality Rates, Ages 25-64 Years (JPG)
- Figure 14.8 Premature Mortality Rates (JPG)
- Figure 14.9 Map of Premature Mortality by EOHHS Regions (JPG)
- Figure 14.10 Mortality Amenable to Health Care (JPG)
- Figure 14.11 Percent Deaths Amenable to Health Care (JPG)
- Figure 14.12 Amenable Mortality by Race and Ethnicity (JPG)
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.