The state of Ohio scores lower than the nation overall in births to cesarean deliveries and a larger proportion of its population with health insurance than the national average .

However, the buckeye state has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. for all of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States that include: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia, kidney disease and suicide.

Here is a list of the 15 leading causes of death in Ohio in 2013 with ICD 10 codes:

1 Diseases of heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51)

2 Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)

3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)

4 Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)

5 Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59,Y85-Y86)

6 Alzheimer’s disease (G30)

7 Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)

8 Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)

9 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27)

10 Septicemia (A40-A41)

11 Intentional self-harm (suicide) (U03,X60-X84,Y87.0)

12 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74)

13 Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (I10,I12,I15)

14 Parkinson’s disease (G20-G21)

15 Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids (J69)

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