Boroughs’ Death Rates Trump State’s

All five boroughs have death rates lower than the statewide rate, according to the new Census estimates.

Manhattan’s rate was 6.9 deaths per 1,000 people from July 1, 2006 through July 1, 2007; Queens’ rate was 6.8 per 1,000; Brooklyn and the Bronx each had a rate of 7.1 to 1,000; and Staten Island’s was 7.5 per 1,000. (Tompkins County hasdthe lowest death rate, at 5.6 per 1,000, among the state’s 67 counties.) The statewide rate was 8 deaths per 1,000 people.

Go figure.

Boroughs’ Death Rates Trump State’s