Table 5

Age adjusted childhood (ages 0–14) mortality rates per 100 000 and 95% CI by race, sex, and geographic area, 1970–99

Cause of deathWhite malesWhite femalesNon-white malesNon-white females
All causes
    Corridor97.5 (92.2 to 102.7)74.9 (70.2 to 79.6)191.3 (182.4 to 200.2)165.2 (156.9 to 173.6)
    Louisiana118.9 (116.8 to 121.0)88.2 (86.3 to 90.1)209.6 (206.1 to 213.2)165.1 (161.9 to 168.3)
    USA110.2 (109.9 to 110.4)83.1 (82.9 to 83.3)202.5 (200.1 to 205.0)159.6 (157.4 to 161.8)
All cancer
    Corridor3.9 (2.9 to 5.0)2.8 (1.9 to 3.8)4.1 (2.8 to 5.4)3.6 (2.4 to 4.9)
    Louisiana4.3 (3.9 to 4.7)3.4 (3.1 to 3.8)4.1 (3.6 to 4.6)3.2 (2.8 to 3.7)
    USA4.5 (4.5 to 4.6)3.5 (3.5 to 3.6)3.7 (3.4 to 4.1)3.5 (3.2 to 3.9)
Leukaemia
    Corridor1.43 (0.79 to 2.08)1.42 (0.76 to 2.08)1.33 (0.58 to 2.08)1.01 (0.35 to 1.67)
    Louisiana1. 67 (1.42 to 1.92)1.34 (1.10 to 1.57)1.47 (1.17 to 1.77)1.07 (0.81 to 1.32)
    USA1.85 (1.82 to 1.88)1.40 (1.37 to 1.43)1.34 (1.28 to 1.40)1.07 (1.02 to 1.12)