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Death Query Module Health Indicator Selection

Death record data is composed of variables extracted from death certificates based on deaths that occur in the State of Hawaiʻi 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). The ICD-10 codes are designed to promote international comparability in the collection, processing, classification and presentation of mortality statistics. This process yields a single select cause of death known as the underlying cause of death, which is presented here. Death data can be viewed by the place where the death happened (place of occurrence) or by the place of residence of the decedent (Hawaiʻi location, Other US, or International). In accordance with policies of the OHSM, Hawaiʻi data excludes all death records with HIV/AIDS (ICD-10: B20-B24, R75 or Z21) as the underlying cause. In accordance with data use restrictions of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), counts of fewer than 9 are suppressed to protect the privacy of the individuals and rates based on counts of 19 or fewer are suppressed because they are statistically unreliable. State and national data be accessed on CDC WONDER for[https://wonder.cdc.gov/Deaths-by-Underlying-Cause.html underlying cause of death]or[https://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd.html multiple cause of death.] '''DATA RELEASE NOTES''':[[a href=/report/resource/DeathDataReleases.html Click here for Death Data Release notes]] '''RELATED VIDEOS''':[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATBv8BLRcFc Click here for the most recent Death Query Module Coffee Break webinar.]

  • Crude Rate

    The crude death rate is the number of deaths per 100,000 persons in the population. This rate must be used when calculating an age-specific rate, that is, a rate for a specific age group and not the entire population.

    Crude Death Rates
  • Age-Adjusted Rates

    The age-adjusted rate controls for differences in age-distribution within a population to allow for better comparison across geographic areas or race/ethnicity. The rates are age-adjusted using the 2000 U.S. Standard population.

    Age-adjusted Death Rates

  • Crude Rate

    The crude death rate is the number of deaths per 100,000 persons in the population. This rate must be used when calculating an age-specific rate, that is, a rate for a specific age group and not the entire population.

    Crude Death Rates
  • Age-Adjusted Rates

    The age-adjusted rate controls for differences in age-distribution within a population to allow for better comparison across geographic areas or race/ethnicity. The rates are age-adjusted using the 2000 U.S. Standard population.

    Age-adjusted Death Rates