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NCHS - Leading Causes of Death: United States

Metadata Updated: April 21, 2022

This dataset presents the age-adjusted death rates for the 10 leading causes of death in the United States beginning in 1999.

Data are based on information from all resident death certificates filed in the 50 states and the District of Columbia using demographic and medical characteristics. Age-adjusted death rates (per 100,000 population) are based on the 2000 U.S. standard population. Populations used for computing death rates after 2010 are postcensal estimates based on the 2010 census, estimated as of July 1, 2010. Rates for census years are based on populations enumerated in the corresponding censuses. Rates for non-census years before 2010 are revised using updated intercensal population estimates and may differ from rates previously published.

Causes of death classified by the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD–10) are ranked according to the number of deaths assigned to rankable causes. Cause of death statistics are based on the underlying cause of death.

SOURCES CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, mortality data (see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm); and CDC WONDER (see http://wonder.cdc.gov).

REFERENCES

  1. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital statistics data available. Mortality multiple cause files. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm.

  2. Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Curtin SC, and Arias E. Deaths: Final data for 2015. National vital statistics reports; vol 66. no. 6. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2017. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_06.pdf.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 21, 2022

Metadata Source

Harvested from Healthdata.gov

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Metadata Updated Date April 21, 2022
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Data Last Modified 2022-03-30
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Homepage URL https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visualization/mortality-leading-causes/index.htm
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Temporal 1999/2017

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