The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published a study revealing that the number of deaths from mesothelioma during the period of 1999 through 2005 was the highest within the age group ranges of 65 through 74 with a total of 5,268 deaths and 75 through 84 with a total of 6,862 deaths. The median age of death from malignant mesothelioma was 74 years-old during this period. Mortality rates in the older age group ranges may be primarily due to the extensive latency period that may range from 10 to 40 years or more. A person may breathe in asbestos fibers for several decades before the disease finally surfaces and is diagnosed.
This is not surprising as many of these people worked in industries at a time when asbestos use was more prevalent.
The CDC report also reports that a total of 18,083 people across all age groups died from malignant mesothelioma between the years of 1999 to 2005.
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