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NEW Death Records Count Module Now in IBIS

We are excited to announce that the long-awaited Death Records – counts module is now fully operation in Hawaii-IBIS!

Death record data is composed of variables extracted from death certificates based on deaths that occur in the State of Hawaii as captured by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM).  The Death Records module contains data from 2000-2018 and allows users to create custom data queries where they can select cause of death, place of occurrence or residence of the decedent and years of interest. Queries can filtered by age group, sex, race/ethnicity, marital status, education and military service.  As always, users can display or group their data by up to two dimensions. The current system provides count data only, but enhancements to provide population-based rates are in development.

Please come and explore the new module. We will also be offering a 30-minute, Coffee Break training on the Death Records -counts module on October 6th at 11 am. Click here to register.

Here are some key findings from the 2018 Death Record:

  • There were 11,531 deaths in the state in 2018, a slight increase from 11,500 in 2017
  • The top 5 leading causes of death in the state were: major cardiovascular diseases (3,662), malignant neoplasms (2,405), accidents/unintentional injuries (688), influenza/pneumonia (541), and chronic lower respiratory diseases (391).
  • Individuals aged 85+ made up the largest majority (36.9% / 4,251) of all deaths, while individuals aged between 1-14 made up the smallest portion (0.26% / 31) of all deaths.
  • Almost two-thirds of the deaths from major cardiovascular disease occurred among those 75 years and older: 1,527 (42%) among those 85 years or older and 768 (21%) occurred among those aged 75-84 years
  • There were 316 deaths to non-residents (64 deaths among foreigners and 252 deaths among residents of another state).
  • There were 211 deaths due to drug overdose (intentional, unintentional and undetermined) with 155 deaths among men and 56 deaths among men.
  • Deaths due to drug overdose have increased steadily from 162 per year in 2014 to 211 per year in 2018.

Updated: 09/23/2020