April 24, 2017
In 2015, a total of 1,339,226 deaths among females and 1,373,404 deaths among males occurred.
Heart disease and cancer were the top two causes of death for both females and males; other leading causes varied in rank by sex.
The 10 leading causes of death accounted for approximately three-quarters of all deaths.
April 19, 2017
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has updated its “Stats of the States” feature on the NCHS web site. This resource features the latest state-by-state comparisons on key health indicators ranging from birth topics such as teen births and cesarean deliveries to leading causes of death and health insurance coverage.
Tabs have been added to the color-coded maps to compare trends on these topics between the most recent years (2015 and 2014) and going back a decade (2005) and in some cases further back.
To access the main “Stats of the States” page, use the following link:
August 4, 2015
A new chart presents the age-adjusted death rates for the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, including mortality patterns from 1999 through 2013, and by state of residence for selected year and cause of death.
Top 10 Leading Causes of Death: United States, 1999–2013
Data Visualization Gallery
March 20, 2015
The state of New Jersey scores lower than the nation overall in births to unmarried mothers and teen births.
However, among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, the garden state has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. rates for the following causes: cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, accidents, Alzheimer’s Disease, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia and suicide.
Here is a list of the 15 leading causes of death in New Jersey in 2012 with ICD 10 codes:
- Diseases of heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51)
- Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)
- Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)
- Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59,Y85-Y86)
- Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)
- Alzheimer’s disease (G30)
- Septicemia (A40-A41)
- Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27)
- Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)
- Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (I10,I12,I15)
- Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74)
- Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03,X60-X84,Y87.0)
- Parkinson’s disease (G20-G21)
- Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids (J69)
January 6, 2010
Cervical cancer once was the leading cause of cancer death for women in the U.S., and although the cases and deaths of cervical cancer have decreased over the past 40 years due largely to regular Pap tests, the disease still was responsible for almost 4,000 deaths in 2006 (most recent data available). The rates vary somewhat, but not widely, by state. See how your area compares below.
Cervical death rates per 100,000 women, United States, 2006
For more information on cervical cancer, visit http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/index.htm.
For more information on cancer mortality, visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm.
December 16, 2009
NCHS now has an easy way for you to check out where your state stands on a variety of health measures compared with the nation as a whole and other states, including the following:
- Mortality from leading causes of death
- Birth data, including births to unmarried mothers, teen births, cesarean deliveries, low birthweight births, prenatal care, and preterm births
- Households using only wireless phones
- Infant mortality rates
- Marriage and divorce rates
- Percentage of people under 65 without health insurance
To use this tool, click on the image below.
October 21, 2009
10 Leading Causes of Violence-Related Injury Deaths in the United States in 2006, for all races, both sexes, and all ages.
Produced By: Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Data Source: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics System.