Table 2

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

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 causes847.1*903.5859.7765.7*802.4761.8752.5*781.0719.9
(829.3 to 864.9)(897.8 to 909.1)(751.6 to 779.8)(797.8 to 807.0)(740.0 to 764.9)(776.8 to 785.2)
All malignant neoplasms149.1155.8161.7169.3166.7168.6175.3176.6172.1
(142.0 to 156.1)(153.5 to 158.0)(162.8 to 175.7)(164.6 to 168.8)(169.3 to 181.3)(174.6 to 178.7)
    Stomach5.45.15.73.93.74.22.83.13.3
(4.0 to 6.7)(4.6 to 5.5)(2.9 to 4.9)(3.4 to 4.0)(2.0 to 3.6)(2.9 to 3.4)
    Colorectal20.021.625.519.820.422.116.618.718.6
(16.8 to 23.2)(20.4 to 22.7)(16.9 to 22.7)(19.5 to 21.4)(14.2 to 19.0)(17.9 to 19.6)
    Liver and biliary tract2.02.63.74.64.34.24.74.64.1
(1.1 to 2.9)(2.3 to 2.9)(3.6 to 5.7)(4.0 to 4.6)(3.7 to 5.7)(4.3 to 4.9)
    Pancreas9.49.58.49.99.98.810.09.99.0
(7.6 to 11.2)(8.9 to 10.1)(8.3 to 11.5)(9.4 to 10.4)(8.6 to 11.5)(9.4 to 10.3)
    Lung17.519.617.732.332.930.244.743.840.6
(15.2 to 19.8)(18.8 to 20.4)(29.6 to 35.1)(32.0 to 33.8)(41.7 to 47.7)(42.8 to 44.8)
    Breast27.527.932.232.728.232.729.828.930.0
(24.6 to 30.5)(27.0 to 28.9)(29.8 to 35.5)(27.3 to 29.0)(27.4 to 32.3)(28.1 to 29.7)
    Kidney2.32.82.53.53.22.83.23.83.0
(1.4 to 3.3)(2.5 to 3.1)(2.5 to 4.4)(2.9 to 3.5)(2.4 to 4.0)(3.5 to 4.1)
    Bladder2.43.12.91.92.52.52.12.22.4
(1.4 to 3.3)(2.7 to 3.4)(1.2 to 2.6)(2.2 to 2.7)(1.4 to 2.7)(2.0 to 2.4)
    CNS3.53.53.74.53.63.95.24.34.2
(2.5 to 4.5)(3.1 to 3.8)(3.5 to 5.5)(3.2 to 3.9)(4.2 to 6.2)(4.0 to 4.6)
    Leukaemia6.87.26.57.16.66.36.26.56.2
(5.4 to 8.3)(6.7 to 7.7)(5.8 to 8.4)(6.2 to 7.1)(5.1 to 7.4)(6.1 to 6.9)
Diabetes21.3*24.819.318.019.515.724.8*28.518.9
(18.5 to 24.1)(23.9 to 25.7)(15.8 to 20.1)(18.8 to 20.2)(22.5 to 27.0)(27.7 to 29.4)
Cerebrovascular disease97.7*125.6115.859.6*76.672.544.4*59.358.2
(91.2 to 104.1)(123.4 to 127.8)(55.5 to 63.6)(75.2 to 78.1)(41.4 to 47.5)(58.1 to 60.4)
Heart disease361.2357.5339.4291.5*309.5288.2274.3*254232.2
(349.1 to 373.4)(353.9 to 361.2)(282.6 to 300.4)(306.6 to 312.4)(266.7 to 281.8)(251.6 to 256.4)
Non-malignant respiratory disease38.442.043.247.250.155.259.4*68.070.7
(34.6 to 42.1)(40.7 to 43.2)(43.6 to 50.7)(49.0 to 51.3)(55.9 to 63.0)(66.7 to 69.2)
All external causes39.4*45.542.434.5*38.633.132.0*37.330.3
(36.2 to 42.6)(44.4 to 46.7)(31.9 to 37.2)(37.7 to 39.6)(29.3 to 34.6)(36.3 to 38.3)