Mortality in the United States, 2020

NCHS Data Brief. 2021 Dec:(427):1-8.


This report presents final 2020 U.S. mortality data on deaths and death rates by demographic and medical characteristics. These data provide information on mortality patterns in U.S. residents by variables such as sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, and cause of death. Life expectancy estimates, age-adjusted death rates, age-specific death rates, 10 leading causes of death, and 10 leading causes of infant death were analyzed by comparing 2020 and 2019 final data (1).

MeSH terms

  • Cause of Death
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Mortality*
  • Life Expectancy*
  • Mortality
  • Sex Distribution
  • United States / epidemiology