WASHINGTON - A new study released on Thursday looks at death rates among different races.
The annual report was released by the Washington State Health Department. It examined death rates by race and ethnicity and the difference between men and women.
It found that death rates across the board are rising for Native American and Alaska Native Women while rates are decreasing for African American and white women in the state of Washington.
Men have a lower life expectancy than women in all race and ethnicity groups.
Health leaders said that by knowing the heath of people in the state it helps them focus what statewide programs are working and which ones are not.
It also shows what community needs the most help.
In nearly all causes white men had significantly higher death rates than white women.