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Lung, trachea, and bronchus cancer deaths (per 100,000)
Maryland - Somerset

Measurement Period: 2007-2013

County

67.7

State

National

42.1

HP 2020

  • 26.4
  • 47.4
  • 67.7
Lung, trachea, and bronchus cancer death rate per 100,000

Numerator

Number of deaths due to lung cancer (ICD-10 codes C33-C34)

Population

All persons

2007-2013 - Dimensions

  • Aged 45-64 years

    73.1
    50.9
    101.6
    12
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    73.1
      Low: 20.8             High: 89.5
  • Aged 65 years and over

    395.1
    318.4
    471.8
    39
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    395.1
      Low: 171.2             High: 395.1
  • Aged 45-64 years; White

    82.8
    54.6
    120.5
    15
    Comparison of 24 Counties
    82.8
      Low: 21.5             High: 83.2
  • Aged 45-64 years; White, non-Hispanic

    83.9
    55.3
    122.1
    16
    Comparison of 24 Counties
    83.9
      Low: 22.4             High: 86
  • Aged 45-64 years; Not Hispanic or Latino

    73.9
    51.5
    102.8
    12
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    73.9
      Low: 21.5             High: 91.2
  • Aged 65 years and over; White

    424.1
    337.8
    525.7
    46
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    424.1
      Low: 181             High: 424.1
  • Aged 65 years and over; White, non-Hispanic

    426.8
    339.9
    529.0
    46
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    426.8
      Low: 191.7             High: 426.8
  • Aged 65 years and over; Not Hispanic or Latino

    397.4
    320.3
    474.5
    39
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    397.4
      Low: 179.3             High: 397.4
  • Aged 45-64 years; Male

    92.6
    59.3
    137.8
    18
    Comparison of 24 Counties
    92.6
      Low: 25.3             High: 111.4
  • Aged 65 years and over; Male

    405.0
    297.6
    538.6
    59
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    405.0
      Low: 190.2             High: 474.5
  • Aged 65 years and over; Female

    387.0
    291.6
    503.8
    52
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    387.0
      Low: 157.3             High: 387
  • White (Age-adjusted)

    72.9
    59.2
    86.6
    7
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    72.9
      Low: 27.1             High: 72.9
  • Black or African American (Age-adjusted)

    54.8
    36.4
    79.1
    10
    Comparison of 20 Counties
    54.8
      Low: 26.4             High: 90.8
  • White, non-Hispanic (Age-adjusted)

    73.6
    59.7
    87.4
    7
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    73.6
      Low: 28.8             High: 73.6
  • Black or African American, non-Hispanic (Age-adjusted)

    55.0
    36.5
    79.5
    10
    Comparison of 20 Counties
    55.0
      Low: 26.4             High: 91.5
  • Not Hispanic or Latino (Age-adjusted)

    68.2
    56.8
    79.6
    5
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    68.2
      Low: 27.7             High: 68.2
  • Male (Age-adjusted)

    77.5
    60.7
    97.6
    9
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    77.5
      Low: 30.3             High: 83.8
  • Female (Age-adjusted)

    60.0
    46.5
    76.2
    7
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    60.0
      Low: 23.6             High: 60
  • Male; White (Age-adjusted)

    79.2
    59.8
    102.8
    10
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    79.2
      Low: 29.9             High: 83.4
  • Male; White, non-Hispanic (Age-adjusted)

    80.0
    60.4
    103.8
    10
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    80.0
      Low: 31.4             High: 84.4
  • Male; Not Hispanic or Latino (Age-adjusted)

    78.2
    61.2
    98.5
    9
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    78.2
      Low: 31.6             High: 84.9
  • Female; White (Age-adjusted)

    68.0
    51.2
    88.5
    9
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    68.0
      Low: 25.2             High: 68
  • Female; White, non-Hispanic (Age-adjusted)

    68.6
    51.7
    89.3
    9
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    68.6
      Low: 27             High: 68.6
  • Female; Not Hispanic or Latino (Age-adjusted)

    60.5
    46.9
    76.8
    7
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    60.5
      Low: 25             High: 60.5
  • Total

    75.2
    62.7
    87.7
    6
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    75.2
      Low: 26.6             High: 101.7
  • Total (Age-adjusted)

    67.7
    56.3
    79.0
    5
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    67.7
      Low: 26.6             High: 101.7

Historical Data

  • Dimension2011-20132009-20132007-201320122010-20122008-20122006-201220112009-20112007-20112005-201120102008-20102006-20102004-20102007-20092005-20092003-20092006-20082004-20082002-2008
    Total91.3
    71.4 / 115.0
    80.4
    65.1 / 95.8
    75.2
    62.7 / 87.7
    80.0
    49.5 / 122.3
    92.3
    72.4 / 116.1
    76.5
    61.6 / 91.5
    77.5
    64.8 / 90.1
    121.5
    83.1 / 171.5
    83.3
    64.4 / 106.0
    74.9
    60.8 / 91.1
    78.7
    65.9 / 91.5
    75.6
    46.2 / 116.7
    60.5
    44.6 / 80.2
    68.2
    54.8 / 83.8
    75.1
    62.6 / 87.7
    59.2
    43.5 / 78.7
    70.8
    57.1 / 86.7
    78.8
    65.9 / 91.7
    70.8
    53.4 / 91.9
    79.5
    64.3 / 94.8
    84.7
    71.4 / 98.1
    Total (Age-adjusted)79.8
    62.4 / 100.5
    71.6
    57.8 / 85.3
    67.7
    56.3 / 79.0
    DSU82.0
    64.2 / 103.0
    68.9
    55.4 / 82.5
    69.9
    58.3 / 81.4
    DSU75.4
    58.3 / 95.9
    68.3
    55.5 / 83.1
    71.1
    59.5 / 82.8
    DSU55.3
    40.8 / 73.4
    62.1
    50.0 / 76.4
    68.2
    56.8 / 79.6
    54.6
    40.1 / 72.6
    64.2
    51.8 / 78.7
    71.4
    59.7 / 83.1
    64.4
    48.6 / 83.6
    72.2
    58.3 / 86.2
    77.2
    65.0 / 89.5
    Aged 65 years and over465.0
    348.3 / 608.2
    438.7
    348.9 / 544.6
    395.1
    318.4 / 471.8
    DSU492.3
    370.9 / 640.8
    402.4
    316.0 / 505.2
    404.8
    326.6 / 483.0
    DSU462.9
    344.7 / 608.7
    391.3
    305.6 / 493.6
    410.0
    330.9 / 489.2
    DSU340.2
    239.5 / 468.9
    368.0
    284.6 / 468.2
    393.8
    319.7 / 479.9
    288.2
    195.8 / 409.0
    355.2
    273.0 / 454.5
    389.0
    315.1 / 475.0
    347.7
    244.8 / 479.3
    392.2
    305.2 / 496.4
    412.3
    331.9 / 492.7
    Aged 65 years and over; White471.8
    338.5 / 640.0
    471.3
    365.2 / 598.5
    424.1
    337.8 / 525.7
    DSU518.6
    376.8 / 696.2
    437.9
    334.9 / 562.5
    431.7
    343.8 / 535.1
    DSU503.2
    362.6 / 680.1
    423.3
    321.4 / 547.2
    422.5
    335.0 / 525.8
    DSU401.5
    276.4 / 563.9
    407.0
    306.6 / 529.7
    427.2
    338.7 / 531.7
    320.6
    209.4 / 469.7
    359.7
    265.2 / 477.0
    414.6
    327.2 / 518.2
    363.0
    243.1 / 521.3
    409.1
    307.3 / 533.7
    422.8
    334.2 / 527.6
    Aged 65 years and over; White, non-Hispanic475.3
    341.0 / 644.7
    474.4
    367.7 / 602.5
    426.8
    339.9 / 529.0
    DSU521.9
    379.2 / 700.7
    440.5
    337.0 / 565.9
    434.3
    345.9 / 538.3
    DSU506.0
    364.7 / 684.0
    425.7
    323.2 / 550.3
    424.9
    336.9 / 528.8
    DSU403.7
    277.9 / 567.0
    409.2
    308.3 / 532.7
    429.6
    340.6 / 534.6
    322.4
    210.6 / 472.4
    361.8
    266.7 / 479.7
    417.0
    329.1 / 521.1
    365.1
    244.5 / 524.3
    411.4
    309.0 / 536.7
    425.1
    336.0 / 530.6
    Aged 65 years and over; Not Hispanic or Latino468.1
    350.6 / 612.3
    441.4
    351.1 / 547.9
    397.4
    320.3 / 474.5
    DSU495.2
    373.0 / 644.5
    404.7
    317.7 / 508.0
    407.0
    328.4 / 485.6
    DSU465.4
    346.5 / 611.9
    393.4
    307.2 / 496.2
    412.2
    332.6 / 491.8
    DSU341.9
    240.7 / 471.3
    370.0
    286.1 / 470.7
    395.9
    321.4 / 482.5
    289.6
    196.8 / 411.1
    357.1
    274.4 / 456.9
    391.0
    316.7 / 477.5
    349.6
    246.1 / 481.8
    394.3
    306.8 / 499.0
    414.4
    333.6 / 495.3
    Aged 65 years and over; Male462.2
    296.2 / 687.8
    472.0
    337.2 / 642.7
    405.0
    297.6 / 538.6
    DSU493.4
    319.3 / 728.3
    435.4
    304.9 / 602.7
    414.8
    304.7 / 551.5
    DSU503.9
    326.1 / 743.9
    395.5
    270.5 / 558.3
    441.9
    326.9 / 584.2
    DSU411.5
    251.4 / 635.6
    391.3
    265.8 / 555.4
    448.2
    331.6 / 592.6
    DSU399.8
    271.7 / 567.5
    465.8
    345.7 / 614.1
    DSU431.4
    297.0 / 605.9
    500.9
    375.2 / 655.2
    Aged 65 years and over; Female467.3
    313.0 / 671.1
    411.2
    296.3 / 555.8
    387.0
    291.6 / 503.8
    DSU491.4
    331.5 / 701.5
    375.5
    265.7 / 515.4
    396.8
    299.7 / 515.3
    DSU429.3
    280.5 / 629.1
    388.0
    275.9 / 530.4
    384.9
    289.1 / 502.2
    DSUDSU349.7
    243.5 / 486.3
    351.2
    259.8 / 464.3
    DSU320.6
    219.3 / 452.6
    329.9
    241.5 / 440.0
    366.6
    229.7 / 555.0
    362.1
    253.6 / 501.2
    344.9
    254.3 / 457.3
    White (Age-adjusted)82.2
    61.7 / 107.2
    76.0
    60.7 / 94.1
    72.9
    59.2 / 86.6
    DSU88.7
    67.3 / 114.6
    76.1
    60.6 / 94.3
    75.4
    61.5 / 89.4
    DSU81.2
    60.8 / 106.2
    74.5
    59.1 / 92.7
    75.0
    61.1 / 89.0
    DSU65.1
    47.1 / 87.7
    68.7
    53.9 / 86.3
    74.1
    60.2 / 87.9
    60.6
    43.1 / 82.8
    67.0
    52.4 / 84.4
    76.4
    62.3 / 90.5
    69.2
    50.3 / 92.9
    76.6
    60.9 / 95.2
    81.6
    66.9 / 96.2
    White, non-Hispanic (Age-adjusted)83.1
    62.4 / 108.4
    76.8
    61.2 / 95.0
    73.6
    59.7 / 87.4
    DSU89.6
    68.0 / 115.8
    76.8
    61.2 / 95.2
    76.1
    62.0 / 90.2
    DSU81.9
    61.3 / 107.1
    75.1
    59.6 / 93.5
    75.6
    61.5 / 89.7
    DSU65.6
    47.5 / 88.3
    69.2
    54.3 / 86.9
    74.6
    60.6 / 88.5
    61.1
    43.4 / 83.5
    67.5
    52.8 / 85.0
    76.9
    62.7 / 91.1
    69.7
    50.7 / 93.6
    77.2
    61.3 / 95.9
    82.1
    67.4 / 96.9
    Not Hispanic or Latino (Age-adjusted)80.5
    63.0 / 101.4
    72.1
    58.3 / 86.0
    68.2
    56.8 / 79.6
    DSU82.6
    64.7 / 103.8
    69.5
    55.8 / 83.2
    70.4
    58.8 / 82.0
    DSU75.9
    58.7 / 96.6
    68.8
    55.9 / 83.7
    71.6
    59.9 / 83.3
    DSU55.7
    41.1 / 73.9
    62.6
    50.3 / 76.9
    68.6
    57.1 / 80.1
    55.0
    40.4 / 73.2
    64.6
    52.2 / 79.2
    71.8
    60.1 / 83.6
    64.8
    49.0 / 84.2
    72.7
    58.7 / 86.7
    77.7
    65.4 / 90.0
    Male (Age-adjusted)88.9
    62.6 / 122.6
    84.6
    63.9 / 109.9
    77.5
    60.7 / 97.6
    DSU93.0
    65.5 / 128.2
    81.0
    60.5 / 106.2
    80.0
    62.9 / 100.3
    DSU88.0
    60.9 / 123.0
    76.0
    56.4 / 100.2
    80.5
    63.4 / 100.7
    DSU70.4
    46.0 / 103.2
    72.9
    54.0 / 96.4
    79.9
    62.7 / 100.3
    60.1
    38.5 / 89.4
    72.9
    54.1 / 96.1
    86.6
    68.9 / 107.5
    69.4
    46.8 / 99.1
    80.9
    60.9 / 105.3
    95.5
    76.8 / 117.3
    Female (Age-adjusted)74.6
    51.9 / 103.7
    63.0
    46.8 / 83.1
    60.0
    46.5 / 76.2
    DSU75.6
    52.9 / 104.6
    61.0
    45.1 / 80.6
    60.9
    47.3 / 77.1
    DSU66.3
    45.4 / 93.6
    60.8
    44.9 / 80.3
    61.7
    48.0 / 78.1
    DSU44.2
    27.7 / 66.9
    50.9
    36.5 / 69.1
    57.5
    44.3 / 73.5
    47.7
    30.2 / 71.5
    54.3
    39.3 / 73.1
    56.6
    43.4 / 72.6
    54.1
    35.4 / 79.3
    62.3
    46.1 / 82.4
    58.9
    45.4 / 75.3
    Male; White (Age-adjusted)81.8
    53.4 / 119.8
    83.7
    60.6 / 112.8
    79.2
    59.8 / 102.8
    DSU90.4
    60.1 / 130.7
    83.5
    60.2 / 112.9
    81.8
    62.1 / 105.7
    DSU90.4
    59.6 / 131.5
    80.6
    57.6 / 109.8
    79.8
    60.3 / 103.6
    DSU82.7
    53.0 / 123.1
    80.4
    57.4 / 109.5
    83.1
    62.9 / 107.7
    67.7
    41.4 / 104.6
    71.6
    50.1 / 99.1
    88.4
    67.8 / 113.3
    74.5
    47.2 / 111.8
    80.5
    57.5 / 109.6
    94.6
    73.1 / 120.3
    Male; White, non-Hispanic (Age-adjusted)82.7
    54.0 / 121.2
    84.5
    61.2 / 113.9
    80.0
    60.4 / 103.8
    DSU91.3
    60.7 / 131.9
    84.3
    60.8 / 114.0
    82.5
    62.7 / 106.7
    DSU91.1
    60.0 / 132.6
    81.3
    58.1 / 110.7
    80.4
    60.7 / 104.4
    DSU83.4
    53.4 / 124.1
    81.0
    57.9 / 110.3
    83.7
    63.4 / 108.5
    68.3
    41.7 / 105.5
    72.1
    50.5 / 99.9
    89.0
    68.2 / 114.1
    75.1
    47.6 / 112.7
    81.1
    57.9 / 110.4
    95.2
    73.6 / 121.1
    Male; Not Hispanic or Latino (Age-adjusted)89.7
    63.2 / 123.7
    85.4
    64.5 / 110.9
    78.2
    61.2 / 98.5
    DSU93.8
    66.0 / 129.3
    81.7
    61.0 / 107.1
    80.6
    63.4 / 101.1
    DSU88.7
    61.4 / 124.0
    76.6
    56.8 / 101.0
    81.0
    63.9 / 101.4
    DSU71.0
    46.4 / 104.0
    73.5
    54.4 / 97.1
    80.4
    63.1 / 100.9
    60.6
    38.8 / 90.1
    73.4
    54.5 / 96.7
    87.1
    69.3 / 108.2
    69.9
    47.1 / 99.8
    81.4
    61.3 / 105.9
    96.0
    77.2 / 118.0
    Female; White (Age-adjusted)84.1
    55.9 / 121.6
    71.5
    51.3 / 96.9
    68.0
    51.2 / 88.5
    DSU88.2
    59.5 / 125.9
    70.9
    50.9 / 96.2
    69.2
    52.3 / 89.9
    DSU75.5
    49.3 / 110.6
    69.0
    49.3 / 94.0
    70.1
    53.1 / 90.8
    DSUDSU57.3
    39.7 / 80.1
    65.9
    49.5 / 86.0
    DSU61.6
    43.1 / 85.3
    64.7
    48.3 / 84.8
    59.9
    37.1 / 91.6
    71.1
    51.0 / 96.4
    67.6
    50.8 / 88.2
    Female; White, non-Hispanic (Age-adjusted)85.2
    56.6 / 123.1
    72.2
    51.8 / 97.9
    68.6
    51.7 / 89.3
    DSU89.2
    60.2 / 127.3
    71.6
    51.4 / 97.2
    69.8
    52.7 / 90.6
    DSU76.2
    49.8 / 111.7
    69.6
    49.7 / 94.8
    70.7
    53.5 / 91.6
    DSUDSU57.7
    40.0 / 80.7
    66.4
    49.9 / 86.6
    DSU62.0
    43.4 / 85.8
    65.1
    48.6 / 85.4
    60.3
    37.4 / 92.2
    71.6
    51.4 / 97.1
    68.1
    51.1 / 88.8
    Female; Not Hispanic or Latino (Age-adjusted)75.3
    52.5 / 104.8
    63.6
    47.2 / 83.8
    60.5
    46.9 / 76.8
    DSU76.3
    53.4 / 105.6
    61.4
    45.5 / 81.2
    61.3
    47.6 / 77.7
    DSU66.9
    45.7 / 94.4
    61.2
    45.3 / 80.9
    62.1
    48.3 / 78.6
    DSU44.5
    27.9 / 67.3
    51.2
    36.8 / 69.5
    57.9
    44.6 / 73.9
    48.0
    30.4 / 72.0
    54.6
    39.5 / 73.6
    57.0
    43.7 / 73.1
    54.5
    35.6 / 79.8
    62.7
    46.4 / 82.9
    59.3
    45.7 / 75.7
    Aged 45-64 yearsDSU64.1
    40.2 / 97.1
    73.1
    50.9 / 101.6
    DSUDSU72.6
    47.0 / 107.2
    79.5
    56.3 / 109.1
    DSUDSU75.8
    49.5 / 111.0
    84.6
    60.4 / 115.2
    DSUDSU67.7
    42.9 / 101.6
    83.8
    59.6 / 114.6
    DSU86.7
    58.1 / 124.6
    103.2
    75.8 / 137.2
    DSU106.9
    74.5 / 148.7
    119.2
    89.3 / 155.9
    Aged 45-64 years; Not Hispanic or LatinoDSU64.9
    40.7 / 98.3
    73.9
    51.5 / 102.8
    DSUDSU73.4
    47.5 / 108.4
    80.3
    56.8 / 110.3
    DSUDSU76.6
    50.0 / 112.2
    85.4
    61.0 / 116.3
    DSUDSU68.3
    43.3 / 102.6
    84.6
    60.2 / 115.7
    DSU87.5
    58.6 / 125.7
    104.1
    76.5 / 138.4
    DSU107.8
    75.1 / 150.0
    120.1
    90.0 / 157.2
    Black or African American (Age-adjusted)DSU59.7
    37.4 / 90.4
    54.8
    36.4 / 79.1
    DSUDSUDSU57.1
    38.3 / 82.1
    DSUDSUDSU63.8
    43.7 / 90.1
    DSUDSUDSU53.0
    34.9 / 77.2
    DSU58.4
    36.2 / 89.3
    59.4
    40.1 / 84.9
    DSU63.2
    40.1 / 94.8
    68.9
    47.7 / 96.3
    Black or African American, non-Hispanic (Age-adjusted)DSU60.0
    37.6 / 90.8
    55.0
    36.5 / 79.5
    DSUDSUDSU57.4
    38.4 / 82.4
    DSUDSUDSU64.1
    43.9 / 90.5
    DSUDSUDSU53.3
    35.1 / 77.5
    DSU58.7
    36.3 / 89.7
    59.7
    40.3 / 85.3
    DSU63.5
    40.3 / 95.3
    69.2
    47.9 / 96.7
    Aged 45-64 years; WhiteDSUDSU82.8
    54.6 / 120.5
    DSUDSU89.6
    55.5 / 137.0
    91.5
    61.7 / 130.6
    DSUDSU89.2
    55.2 / 136.4
    98.0
    67.0 / 138.4
    DSUDSUDSU96.0
    65.2 / 136.2
    DSU103.3
    66.2 / 153.7
    116.4
    82.0 / 160.5
    DSU117.9
    77.7 / 171.6
    134.7
    97.1 / 182.1
    Aged 45-64 years; White, non-HispanicDSUDSU83.9
    55.3 / 122.1
    DSUDSU90.8
    56.2 / 138.8
    92.6
    62.5 / 132.2
    DSUDSU90.3
    55.9 / 138.0
    99.1
    67.8 / 140.0
    DSUDSUDSU97.0
    65.9 / 137.7
    DSU104.4
    66.9 / 155.3
    117.6
    82.8 / 162.1
    DSU119.1
    78.5 / 173.3
    136.0
    98.0 / 183.8
    Aged 45-64 years; MaleDSUDSU92.6
    59.3 / 137.8
    DSUDSUDSU104.7
    69.0 / 152.3
    DSUDSUDSU102.3
    66.8 / 149.9
    DSUDSUDSU96.3
    61.7 / 143.4
    DSUDSU127.5
    86.6 / 181.0
    DSU126.2
    79.1 / 191.0
    156.6
    110.3 / 215.9
    Aged 65 years and over; Black or African AmericanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU332.6
    203.2 / 513.7
    DSUDSUDSU383.7
    243.2 / 575.7
    DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU388.5
    246.3 / 583.0
    Aged 65 years and over; Black or African American, non-HispanicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU334.0
    204.0 / 515.8
    DSUDSUDSU385.3
    244.3 / 578.2
    DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU390.3
    247.4 / 585.6
    Male; Black or African American (Age-adjusted)DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU88.6
    54.1 / 136.9
    DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU85.2
    52.1 / 131.7
    DSUDSU109.2
    70.0 / 162.5
    Male; Black or African American, non-Hispanic (Age-adjusted)DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU89.1
    54.4 / 137.6
    DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU85.6
    52.3 / 132.2
    DSUDSU109.6
    70.2 / 163.1
  • DSU - Data statistically unreliable.

Methodology

  • Death due to malignant neoplasm of the trachea, bronchus and lung, ICD-9 code: 162. ICD-10 codes: C33-C34.
  • Estimates based on fewer than 20 deaths are considered unreliable and are not displayed.

  • FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Death rates are calculated based on the resident population of the data year involved.  For census years, April 1 census counts are used (e.g. 2010).  For postcensal years, July 1 estimates from the postcensal Vintage that matches the data year are used (e.g. July 1, 2011 resident population estimates from Vintage 2011 are used as the denominator for  2011rates).  For intercensal years, intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations (e.g. 1991-1999, 2001-2009).  Race-specific population estimates for 1991 and later use bridged-race categories.
     
    FOR MULTIPLE DATA YEARS: Death rates are calculated based on the sum of the resident populations for each of the data years involved (e.g. the denominator of a rate for 2008-2010 combined is the sum of the population estimates for 2008, 2009, and 2010).  For census years, April 1 census counts are used (e.g. 2010).  For postcensal years, July 1 estimates from the postcensal Vintage that matches the data year are used (e.g. July 1, 2011 resident population estimates from Vintage 2011).  For intercensal years, intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations (e.g. 1991-1999, 2000-2009).  Race-specific population estimates for 1991 and later use bridged-race categories.
  • This Indicator uses the following age-adjustment groups:
    • <1, 1-4, 5-14, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+

Data Source(s)

  • Bridged-Race Population Estimates for Census 2000 and 2010

    Description Starting in the 2000 decennial census, the U.S Census Bureau has used the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) revised standards for the classification of Federal data on race and ethnicity. Thus, race data on the 2000 and 2010 census are not comparable with race data from data systems that continue to collect data using the 1977 OMB standards. The 1977 standards specified four single-race categories: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, black, and white. The 1997 standards required that Federal data collection programs allow respondents to select one or more race categories when responding to a query on their racial identity. This provision means that there are potentially 31 race groups, depending on whether an individual selects one, two, three, four, or all five of the race categories. For comparability, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau, developed methodology to bridge the race groups in Census 2000 and 2010 to the four single-race categories specified under the 1977 standards. Even though Federal programs were to fully implement the revised standards by January 1, 2003, the transition from the 1977 to the 1997 OMB standards has been uneven. Federal systems which rely on information obtained from vital records through state-based programs, such as the National Vital Statistics System, have not yet been able to fully implement the 1997 standards. For example, the U.S. standard birth and death certificates were revised in 2003 to include the 1997 OMB standards. However, as of 2011, 41 states, New York City, and the District of Columbia had adopted the 2003 U.S. standard birth certificate, and 36 states, New York City, and the District of Columbia had adopted the 2003 U.S. standard death certificate.

    MethodologyThe bridging methodology was developed using information from the 1997-2000 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The NHIS provides a unique opportunity to investigate multiple-race groups because, since 1982, it has allowed respondents to choose more than one race but has also asked respondents reporting multiple races to choose a primary race. The bridging methodology developed by NCHS involved the application of regression models relating person-level and county-level covariates to the selection of a particular primary race by the multiple-race respondents. Bridging proportions derived from these models were applied by the U.S. Census Bureau to the Census 2000 Modified Race Data Summary file. This application resulted in bridged counts of the April 1, 2000 and April 1, 2010 resident single-race populations for the four racial groups specified in the 1977 OMB standards.


  • National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M)

    Description Vital statistics mortality data are a fundamental source of demographic, geographic, and cause-of-death information. This is one of the few sources of comparable health-related data for small geographic areas over an extended time period. The data are used to present characteristics of those dying in the United States, to determine life expectancy, and to compare mortality trends with those in other countries.

    MethodologyThe National Vital Statistics System Mortality component (NVSS-M) obtains information on deaths from the registration offices of each of the 50 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands. By law, registration of deaths is the responsibility of the funeral director. The funeral director obtains demographic data from an informant. The physician in attendance at the death is required to certify the cause of death. When death is from other than natural causes, a coroner or medical examiner may be required to examine the body and certify cause. State death certificates are modeled on a U.S. Standard Certificate that is revised periodically. States provide the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) with death records in electronic format.


 
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