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Table 2. Disposal of Remains by Demographic Characteristics
SERIES NO. 53
August 1999

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Table 2. Disposal of Remains by
Demographic Characteristics of the
Decedent, Oregon Residents, 1997 1
Characteristic Percent No. of Deaths 2
Cremated Buried
Total 50 39 28,750
Sex
Male 53 38 14,269
Female 47 41 14,481
Age
0-14 37 59 408
15-24 41 43 353
25-34 53 34 468
35-44 62 28 966
45-54 65 27 1,696
55-64 58 35 2,534
65-74 55 37 5,392
75-84 50 41 8,914
85+ 41 44 8,019
Race/ethnicity 3
White 51 39 27,482
African
American
31 54 371
American
Indian
46 45 235
Hispanic 36 43 368
Japanese 69 24 67
Chinese 27 63 59
Southeast
Asian
64 33 36
Other 41 46 132
Years of Education (Ages 25+)
0 32 56 72
1-7 36 52 1,088
8 37 52 3,292
9-11 49 40 3,077
12 51 38 11,263
13-15 54 36 4,823
16 56 34 2,141
17 63 28 1,469
1. Remains interred in a mausoleum, removed out-of-state,
or donated to medical science are not shown.
2. Total of all methods.
3. All race categories are non-Hispanic; all decedents
of Hispanic ethnicity are included in "Hispanic".
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