Mortality Profile of the Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native Population, 2019

Authors: Elizabeth Arias, Ph.D., Jiaquan Xu, M.D., Sally Curtin, M.A., Brigham Bastian, B.S., and Betzaida Tejada-Vera, M.S., Division of Vital Statistics

Publication Year: 2021

Last Updated: November 9, 2021

Journal: National Vital Statistics Reports

Keywords: Awareness; Covid-19; Data Collection; Health Disparities

Abstract: Due to the lack of adequate data and research on the mortality rates of the American Indian/Alaska Native population, researchers for this report took initiative and complied the death rates for the U.S. non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) population for 2019. The data for the (AI/AN) population is compared amongst non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic populations. The data used to create this study is from the final mortality data for 2019, July 1, 2019, the 2010 decennial census; the 2018 and 2019 linked birth/infant death data files; and a data set consisting of 2010 decennial census AIAN records linked to mortality data.