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Death Query Module Health Indicator Selection

The Death Data is composed of information extracted from death certificates. State laws require death certificates to be issued for all deaths. Data for death certificates are the most comprehensive source of information on mortality, including cause of death. The information is captured by the Hawai'i State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring as part of the National Vital Statistics System in collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). '''DATA RELEASE NOTES''':[[a href=/report/resource/DeathDataReleases.html Click here for Death Data Release notes]] '''RELATED VIDEOS''':[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wR5NFiFv90 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