Diabetes Mortality Data Trends for 2000-2008 DS 10-10001
County of Residence Populations
Thirty-four California counties had reliable age-adjusted diabetes death rates every year from 2000 through 2008. Kings County had the highest average diabetes death rate during the nine-year period, and Marin County had the lowest average rate over the entire period.
Refer to Table 4 (PDF), Table 5 (PDF), and Table 6 (PDF) for detailed counts of deaths, age-adjusted rates, and 95 percent confidence intervals by county of residence. Trend charts showing age-adjusted diabetes death rates by county are accessible through the links provided below.
Of the counties that had reliable rates for every year during the study period, six had statistically significant trends in the diabetes death rate over time. San Francisco, Shasta, and Ventura counties showed significant decreasing trends, and Kern, Santa Clara, and Solano had significant increasing trends.
Twenty-eight counties exhibited rates that were reliable each year but did not show statistically significant trends.
Twenty-four counties had rates that were unreliable or no events during one or more of the years studied. Graphs are provided for these counties, but no trend analysis was conducted. This information should be interpreted with caution.
See the Technical Notes for information about rate calculation and trend analysis. A map of California is located here.