Just released! The 2021 Death Record data is now available for building custom reports on HHDW.org. Death Record data comes from variables extracted from death certificates collected by the Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM) in the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health. It includes information about the decedent, including age, sex, race/ethnicity, and cause of death. Data is available by count (number of deaths) and rate (crude and age-adjusted). The population estimates used for population-based death rates come from the Census. HHDW has reloaded the 2020 population estimates and loaded the new 2021 estimates, which are now based on the 2020 Census. Note that death rates may differ slightly for 2020, now that the population estimates have been updated.
Highlights for 2021 Death Record data in Hawaiʻi:
- There were 12,877 deaths in 2021 with 12,522 of those deaths among residents (97%).
- The crude death rate was 868.6 per 100,000 in 2021. This was a significant increase from 811.3 per 100,000 in 2020.
- The age-adjusted death rate was 612.8 per 100,000 in 2021 and ranged from 531.3 per 100,000 in Kauai County to 707.3 per 100,000 in Hawaiʻi County, and from 487.8 per 100,000 among women to 752.0 per 100,000 among men.
- The highest age-adjusted death rate for 2019-2021 was observed for Other Pacific Islanders (1,865.1 per 100,000) followed by Native Hawaiians (1,117.7 per 100,000) and Blacks (1,007.6 per 100,000).
- The leading cause of death in 2021 was major cardiovascular diseases (3,882 deaths) followed by malignant neoplasms (2,545 deaths) and unintentional injuries (711).
- There were 671 deaths from COVID-19 in 2021. The age-adjusted death rate for COVID-19 was significantly higher among males (43.6 per 100,000) than females (25.8 per 100,000).