Table 1

Age adjusted mortality rates per 100 000 (95% CI) by cause and geographic area for white males†

Cause of death1970–791980–891990–99
CorridorLAUSACorridorLAUSACorridorLAUSA
†A cause specific rate in the Industrial Corridor or Louisiana was significantly different from the US rate if its 95% confidence interval did not include the US point estimate.
*Significantly (p<0.05) different from Louisiana.
All causes1442.4*1556.31436.21255.0*1351.01253.71156.4*1230.31109.0
(1416.2 to 1468.5)(1547.8 to 1564.8)(1233.5 to 1276.6)(1343.8 to 1358.3)(1137.4 to 1175.4)(1223.8 to 1236.9)
All malignant neoplasms257.7*278.5256.1278.5*294.0267.7281.4*297.2261.6
(246.8 to 268.5)(275.0 to 282.0)(268.7 to 288.3)(290.7 to 297.3)(272.3 to 290.6)(294.1 to 300.4)
    Stomach10.610.411.67.07.88.96.66.86.9
(8.3 to 12.9)(9.7 to 11.1)(5.4 to 8.5)(7.3 to 8.4)(5.2 to 8.0)(6.3 to 7.2)
    Colorectal27.129.033.529.828.631.829.127.827.1
(22.1 to 32.0)(27.4 to 30.6)(25.6 to 34.0)(27.3 to 30.0)(25.7 to 32.9)(26.6 to 29.1)
    Liver and biliary tract3.63.84.26.97.35.89.58.96.9
(2.3 to 4.9)(3.4 to 4.2)(5.3 to 8.4)(6.7 to 7.8)(7.8 to 11.1)(8.3 to 9.4)
    Pancreas15.316.413.612.714.512.514.614.212.1
(12.6 to 18.0)(15.6 to 17.3)(10.6 to 14.8)(13.8 to 15.2)(12.5 to 16.6)(13.5 to 14.9)
    Lung86.3*93.675.1101.5106.386.393.4*103.883.3
(80.3 to 92.4)(91.6 to 95.5)(95.7 to 107.4)(104.4 to 108.2)(88.3 to 98.6)(102.0 to 105.6)
    Prostate23.3*29.029.626.4*30.432.129.9*34.833.7
(19.3 to 27.3)(27.6 to 30.3)(22.9 to 30.0)(29.2 to 31.6)(26.7 to 33.2)(33.6 to 36.0)
    Kidney4.45.35.68.8*6.96.15.8*7.36.4
(3.1 to 5.6)(4.9 to 5.8)(7.1 to 10.6)(6.4 to 7.4)(4.5 to 7.0)(6.8 to 7.8)
    Bladder9.19.210.09.68.68.88.37.68.2
(6.8 to 11.4)(8.5 to 9.9)(7.6 to 11.6)(8.0 to 9.2)(6.6 to 10.0)(7.1 to 8.1)
    CNS6.04.95.65.75.85.96.76.16.2
(4.6 to 7.4)(4.5 to 5.3)(4.4 to 6.9)(5.4 to 6.2)(5.4 to 8.0)(5.7 to 6.5)
    Leukaemia10.412.011.210.911.510.911.811.910.7
(8.2 to 12.5)(11.3 to 12.7)(9.0 to 12.9)(10.8 to 12.1)(10.0 to 13.6)(11.2 to 12.5)
Diabetes19.1*23.719.717.219.517.231.831.923.1
(15.9 to 22.3)(22.7 to 24.8)(14.6 to 19.8)(18.6 to 20.4)(28.6 to 34.9)(30.9 to 33.0)
Cerebrovascular disease126.6*153.9135.574.8*88.580.953.0*66.162.9
(117.4 to 135.7)(150.8 to 156.9)(68.8 to 80.7)(86.5 to 90.5)(48.7 to 57.4)(64.5 to 67.7)
Heart disease649.6637.7599.2488.5*522.6488.3414.6404.9370.7
(631.2 to 668.0)(632.1 to 643.3)(474.5 to 502.5)(517.9 to 527.3)(402.8 to 426.4)(401.1 to 408.7)
Non-malignant respiratory disease87.9*106.0105.9104.2109.0115.1102.6*113.2115.5
(81.1 to 94.8)(103.7 to 108.3)(97.2 to 111.2)(106.7 to 111.2)(96.5 to 108.7)(111.1 to 115.3)
All external causes105.4*130.1108.398.5*111.991.280.3*98.681.0
(100.2 to 110.7)(128.0 to 132.1)(93.8 to 103.2)(110.2 to 113.7)(75.8 to 84.7)(96.8 to 100.3)