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County Health Status Profiles 2017

County Health Status Profiles contains county data for selected health indicators as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and  modified by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in collaboration with the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO).  The County Health Status Profiles report is now available along with individual county data sheets in the links below.

County Health Status Profiles 2017 (PDF, 11.6MB)Opens in a new browser window.

County Data Sheets for 2017

California Data Sheet for 2017 (Excel)Opens in a new browser window.

Prior County Health Status Profiles Reports


California's Leading Causes of Death for 2013

Leading causes of death are those responsible for the greatest number of deaths. There were 248,118 deaths in California in 2013. The cause-of-death codes are defined by the International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) Second Edition.

Cause of Death
1 Diseases of Heart I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51 59,832
2 Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer) C00-C97 57,504
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases (Stroke) I60-I69 13,603
4 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases J40-J47 13,550
5 Alzheimer's Disease G30 11,868
6 Accidents (Unintentional Injuries) V01-X59,Y85-Y86 11,189
7 Diabetes Mellitus E10-E14 7,998
8 Influenza and Pneumonia J09-J18* 6,523
9 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis K70, K73-K74 4,777
10 Essential Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease I10,I12,I15 4,712

California residents only.

* The ICD-10 code for J09 was amended in 2009 to reflect the inclusion of Influenza A/H1N1 pandemic 2009 (swine flu). The revised J09 title is Influenza due to certain identified influenza virus.

Detailed procedures and further information regarding the 113 Selected Causes-of-Death are provided in NCHS Instruction Manual, Part 9: ICD-10 Underlying Cause-of-Death Lists Tabulating Mortality Statistics. Updated March 2011; National Center of Health Statistics. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/Part9InstructionManual2011.pdf, accessed October 20, 2014.


Leading Cause of Death Reports

Death Data Trend Summary Report Page

Center for Health Statistics and Informatics Report Index 


Vital Statistics Query System

California's Birth and Death Vital Statistics database interactive Internet interface query summaries. 



DAReports@cdph.ca.gov for additional information.

Last modified on: 4/3/2017 10:53 AM