The Death Query Module has been expanded to include population denominator data! Now you can calculate crude and age-adjusted death rates using Census Race or DOH Race/Ethnicity. Population-based rates are available for state and county level geographies, by age and sex. The Census rate data is available from 2000-2019 and the DOH Race/Ethnicity rates are available from 2010-2019.
Cause of death can be analyzed using your own ICD-10 codes or the 16 leading causes of death, or the 39 or 113 selected causes of death defined by the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS).
Here are some highlights in the area of cancer. Click here to run your own queries.
- The age-adjusted death rate for cancer (malignant neoplasms) has decreased from 136.7 per 100,000 in 2010 to 123.4 per 100,000 in 2019.
- In 2019, the cancer of the trachea, bronchus and lung was leading cause of cancer death in Hawai‘i (26.3 per 100,000, age-adjusted) for the population as a whole followed by colorectal cancer (12.4 per 100,000), pancreatic cancer (10.5 per 100,000) and breast cancer (10.2 per 100,000).
- The leading causes of cancer among men were cancer of the trachea bronchus and lung (31.9 per 100,000), colorectal cancer (14.5 per 100,000), pancreatic cancer (12.0 per 100,000) and prostate cancer (11.9 per 100,000).
- The leading causes of cancer among women were cancer of the trachea bronchus and lung (23.2 per 100,000), breast cancer (19.2 per 100,000), cervical, ovarian or uterine cancer (11.3 per 100,000), and colorectal cancer (10.6 per 100,000).
- Age-adjusted death rates by DOH Race/Ethnicity show significant differences in cancer mortality. Cancer deaths among Other Pacific Islanders in 2019 was 310.4 per 100,000 or 1.4 times higher than Native Hawaiians and 2.2 times higher than Caucasians (225.0 and 143.2 per 100,000, respectively).