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Center for Health Statistics and Informatics- Death Data Trend Summaries


Death data trend summaries provide data tables and descriptive analysis of California mortality trends by sex, age, race/ethnic group, and county of residence for selected causes of death.  A comparison to Healthy People 2010 or Healthy People 2020 objectives is included where applicable.  County-level graphs present a visual representation of data tables.  Links to related web pages are also provided.  Summaries are by topic and include data beginning with the year 2000 forward to the most current data year.

Please check routinely for additional topics, which will be added as they become available.  Contact DAReports@cdph.ca.gov for further information.

Death Data Trend Summaries by Topic

Alzheimer's Disease, DS 15-15000

Unintentional Injury, DS 13-13000

Cancer, DS 12-12000

Diabetes, DS 10-10001 

Heart Disease, DS 10-10002

Influenza and Pneumonia, DS 10-10000

Premature Mortality (Years of Potential Life Lost), DS 09-90000


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 for Health Statistics.  Available from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/Part9InstructionManual2011.pdf, accessed October 20, 2014.

Additional Resources

County Health Status Profiles
Vital Statistics Query System
Data Reports Index Page

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