The 2019 Death Record data is now available in Hawaiʻi-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 Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM). Death certificates contain important information about the person who died and the date, time, location and cause of death. Cause(s) of death are determined by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, medical examiner or coroner, and are coded and processed in accordance with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10). We have compiled a few highlights from the new 2019 Death Record data in Hawaiʻi-IBIS:
- In 2019, there were a total of 11,736 deaths. This included 8,154 deaths in Oahu, 1,712 deaths in Hawaiʻi, 1,198 deaths in Maui, 599 deaths in Kauai, 50 deaths in Molokai, and 23 deaths in Lanai.
- Major cardiovascular diseases (3,627 deaths) were the top leading cause of deaths, followed by malignant neoplasms (2,484 deaths) and all other diseases (735 deaths).
- Among all cancer deaths, deaths caused by lung, trachea, and bronchus malignant neoplasms were the most common.
- There were 84 deaths by drowning and submersion while in natural water. 31 of them were Hawaiʻi residents and 53 of them were non-residents (foreign country and mainland).