Deaths by Cause

Summary: Cause of death by ICD International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) Chapter and Sub-chapter

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This database reports the number of deaths, crude death rates, and age-adjusted death rates in the U.S., states, and all counties by International Classification of Disease, Version 10 (ICD-10) Chapters and Sub-chapters.  The most common causes of death by ICD Chapter are diseases of the circulatory system (31% in the latest year); neoplasms, or cancers (24%); external causes of morbidity and mortality (8%), mental and behavioural disorders (6%), and diseases of the nervous system (6%).  See ICD-10 for complete descriptions of cause of death categories.  


For confidentiality reasons, death totals of less than ten are suppressed and are indicated with an asterisk (*).  Crude death rates and age-adjusted death rates are indicated as unreliable (U) when the death count is less than 20.  NA indicates that data are Not Available, i.e., no data for the requested search criteria were reported by the CDC.

Geographic Coverage: States, Counties

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1999 - 2020

Source (APA): RAND State Statistics. (2022, January 11). Deaths by Cause.
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Derived From: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Updated:  Jan. 11, 2022 Estimated next update: Jun. 13, 2023

Please enter a state or county.    CSV contains all FIPS codes.    All

Please enter a cause of death.    Enter technical, e.g., spirochaetal, glomerular, or non-technical terms, e.g., cancer, suicide.  See Additional Background above for more information.    All     CSV

Please choose a category.    The Crude Rate is simply the number of deaths divided by the mid-year population; the Age Adjusted Rate reports the number of deaths for a normal or standard population.  Rates are per 100,000 population. See Additional Background above for more details.    All

 Age Adjusted Rate  Crude Rate  Deaths

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