Crude deaths rates* (rate per 100,000) from selected conditions for females (all ages), by race and ethnicity, 2002 (vertical bar chart): Diseases of the heart: Non-Hispanic (NH) White, 292.3; NH Black, 211.6; Hispanic, 69.7; American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), 68.5; Asian/Pacific Islander (A/PI), 67.4. Malignant neoplasms (cancer): NH White 218.5; NH Black, 156.7; Hispanic, 58.1; AI/AN, 71.0; A/PI, 72.6. Cerebrovascular diseases: NH White 82.1; NH Black, 57.7; Hispanic, 18.4; AI/AN, 21.5; A/PI, 29.2. Chronic lower respiratory diseases: NH White 57.7; NH Black, 18.2; Hispanic, 7.6; AI/AN, 15.1; A/PI, 6.0. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2004. Hyattsville, MD: 2004.

*Rates are not age-adjusted.