Medical Progress Report No. 2  October 2005


Older Drugs, Shorter Lives? An Examination of the Health Effects of the Veterans Health Administration Formulary

Appendix Table 2: Demographic Data on Veterans, 19912002

Age

<20

2024

2529

3034

3539

4044

4549

5054

5559

Year

Number of deaths

1991

29

797

1991

3699

5615

5512

7956

13935

32570

1992

18

683

1787

3543

5475

5738

8993

13506

29977

1993

20

691

1637

3527

5580

6251

9496

13406

27185

1994

14

584

1409

3215

5271

6228

9988

13849

25735

1995

14

638

1427

3052

5436

7311

10371

14405

23842

1996

21

500

1317

2561

4869

7672

10479

14872

22953

1997

12

359

1069

1894

3901

6470

9309

15935

22261

1998

20

339

915

1569

3282

6005

8565

16240

21803

1999

21

317

852

1559

3180

6101

8686

16766

21815

2000

26

339

804

1480

2901

6085

9382

17090

22316

2001

14

211

481

891

1269

2985

6717

20013

24679

2002

14

217

441

871

1223

2805

6411

17562

27536

Year

Number alive

1991

9799

416155

1118642

1583546

1871072

3021445

3212103

2470216

2884391

1992

9152

425139

1095812

1563619

1838404

2616539

3476386

2525059

2706603

1993

10996

407650

1056779

1530989

1822089

2314835

3603409

2601574

2572738

1994

10668

380275

1022324

1486256

1794793

2093929

3632480

2707654

2469478

1995

10007

339934

997708

1436028

1757751

2014915

3539528

2818806

2401227

1996

9600

311544

959625

1369790

1711676

1994150

3080630

3188829

2392406

1997

9560

298061

910085

1306040

1664757

1953326

2670969

3448520

2447173

1998

11414

281820

850631

1251681

1623225

1935096

2364019

3571336

2522529

1999

12075

271341

794328

1208118

1574231

1901448

2136143

3599190

2627044

2000

13273

271794

731274

1178937

1513691

1853422

2047712

3506113

2736305

2001

12397

279966

680278

1133104

1443688

1807612

2028176

3049288

3097870

2002

11806

288274

647974

1074531

1374989

1762558

1989379

2642851

3350445

Year

Mortality rate

1991

0.29%

0.19%

0.18%

0.23%

0.30%

0.18%

0.25%

0.56%

1.13%

1992

0.19%

0.16%

0.16%

0.23%

0.30%

0.22%

0.26%

0.53%

1.11%

1993

0.18%

0.17%

0.15%

0.23%

0.31%

0.27%

0.26%

0.52%

1.06%

1994

0.13%

0.15%

0.14%

0.22%

0.29%

0.30%

0.27%

0.51%

1.04%

1995

0.14%

0.19%

0.14%

0.21%

0.31%

0.36%

0.29%

0.51%

0.99%

1996

0.22%

0.16%

0.14%

0.19%

0.28%

0.38%

0.34%

0.47%

0.96%

1997

0.12%

0.12%

0.12%

0.14%

0.23%

0.33%

0.35%

0.46%

0.91%

1998

0.17%

0.12%

0.11%

0.13%

0.20%

0.31%

0.36%

0.45%

0.86%

1999

0.17%

0.12%

0.11%

0.13%

0.20%

0.32%

0.41%

0.47%

0.83%

2000

0.20%

0.12%

0.11%

0.13%

0.19%

0.33%

0.46%

0.49%

0.82%

2001

0.11%

0.08%

0.07%

0.08%

0.09%

0.17%

0.33%

0.66%

0.80%

2002

0.12%

0.08%

0.07%

0.08%

0.09%

0.16%

0.32%

0.66%

0.82%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Age

6064

 6569

7074

 7579

 8084

 8589

9094

 9599

 100+

Year

Number of deaths

1991

61621

 104716

 113083

68660

 37928

 14562

12145

7363

389

1992

58209

100658

121607

 77208

 41710

16947

 9666

 7257

 473

1993

54272

98586

128719

 87154

45661

 19817

8558

 6668

634

1994

54067

96092

 134463

 101214

52555

 23786

8169

 5779

881

1995

51587

 90015

132434

111112

58516

 26980

7883

 4839

1248

1996

47809

 86339

130454

123205

67517

 30734

8476

 3955

1341

1997

44230

 82143

126255

133820

77411

34091

 9955

3216

1282

1998

39818

 77806

 123336

140020

88097

38132

11813

2850

 1094

1999

36815

75360

 117970

144006

100265

 42534

13442

2615

 882

2000

35158

 72729

111965

 145840

 113313

 48560

 15176

 2522

 747

2001

34010

69091

108732

145378

126039

55853

16967

 2692

615

2002

33407

63605

 104324

141866

138797

64751

19082

3251

524

Year

Number alive

1991

3411319

3629402

2841425

 1212401

428894

118004

44549

24699

1210

1992

3280921

 3582956

 3006289

 1390541

478689

139659

 39586

 21975

1605

1993

3220731

3420484

 3102584

1585517

538255

160723

 36886

18317

 2182

1994

3093889

 3269916

 3160623

1791865

610826

183154

36140

15309

3072

1995

2904906

 3174385

3127011

 2001480

711421

207446

38979

12461

 3219

1996

2709998

3073918

3065441

2202117

 822732

 231802

46110

10142

3015

1997

2546293

2961703

3030949

2333979

946382

259477

 54415

8969

2503

1998

2423731

2908251

 2894063

2414230

1081604

 292019

61742

8289

1991

1999

2330482

2797107

2771807

 2467836

1228022

 333524

70175

 8300

1735

2000

2268468

2629168

2696118

2446893

1377969

 390683

79509

 9125

1461

2001

2263150

2455383

 2615913

2403775

1522182

454261

89562

11053

1245

2002

2318244

2311788

2525306

2380480

1615623

524584

100940

13208

1137

Year

Mortality rate

1991

1.81%

 2.89%

 3.98%

5.66%

 8.84%

12.34%

27.26%

29.8%

32%

1992

1.77%

2.81%

4.05%

5.55%

 8.71%

12.13%

24.42%

33.0%

29%

1993

1.69%

2.88%

4.15%

5.50%

 8.48%

12.33%

23.20%

 36.4%

29%

1994

1.75%

2.94%

 4.25%

5.65%

 8.60%

12.99%

22.60%

37.8%

29%

1995

1.78%

2.84%

4.24%

5.55%

 8.23%

13.01%

20.22%

 38.8%

39%

1996

1.76%

 2.81%

4.26%

5.59%

8.21%

13.26%

18.38%

 39.0%

44%

1997

1.74%

 2.77%

 4.17%

5.73%

 8.18%

13.14%

18.30%

35.9%

51%

1998

1.64%

 2.68%

4.26%

5.80%

8.15%

13.06%

19.13%

 34.4%

55%

1999

1.58%

 2.69%

4.26%

5.84%

8.16%

12.75%

19.16%

31.5%

 51%

2000

1.55%

 2.77%

4.15%

5.96%

8.22%

12.43%

19.09%

27.6%

51%

2001

1.50%

 2.81%

4.16%

6.05%

8.28%

12.30%

18.94%

24.4%

49%

2002

1.44%

 2.75%

4.13%

 5.96%

 8.59%

12.34%

 18.90%

 24.6%

 46%

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