Table 1: Age-standardized and age-specific death rates for pulmonary hypertension as any contributing cause of death for groups defined by selected characteristics and by period: United States, 1999–2008.

Characteristic1999–20012002–20052006–2008

Age-standardized†† death rate
 All5.55.55.8
  Men5.65.35.3
  Women5.45.76.1
 Race
  Black7.47.68.1
  White5.35.35.6
  Asian/Pacific Islander2.62.52.8
  American Indian4.03.93.9
 Hispanic origin
  Hispanic3.23.13.1
  Non-Hispanic5.65.75.9
Age-specific death rate
 0–44 yrs0.90.80.7
 45–54 yrs2.82.72.8
 55–64 yrs7.27.07.0
 65–74 yrs19.419.018.3
 75–84 yrs37.139.043.0
85 yrs60.867.480.0

Per 100,000 population; International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision Codes I27.0, I27.2, I27.8, and I27.9; ††to the 2000 U.S. standard population.