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  • For 2015, the crude death rate for all causes was 917.7 deaths per 100,000 population in the first quarter, 820.5 in the second quarter, and 786.1 in the third quarter. These rates are higher than the rates for the same quarters of 2014 (871.9, 802.2, and 773.9, respectively). The age-adjusted death rate for the first and second quarters remained higher in 2015 (797.9 and 712.4, respectively) than in 2014 (769.6 and 706.9, respectively), but the rates for the third quarter were similar (680.4 in 2015 and 679.1 in 2014).
  • The crude death rate for all causes for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 842.5 per 100,000 population, an increase from 816.0 for the same period of 2014. The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (731.4 and 719.9, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for Alzheimer’s disease was 38.5 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 31.9 for the second quarter, and 30.9 for the third quarter. These rates are higher than the rates for the same quarters of 2014 (30.1, 26.6, and 26.4, respectively). After adjustment for age, the first three quarter death rates for Alzheimer’s disease remained higher in 2015 (33.0, 27.2, and 26.2, respectively) than in 2014 (26.2, 23.1, and 22.8, respectively).  
  • The crude death rate for Alzheimer’s disease for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 33.9 per 100,000 population, an increase from 27.8 for the same period of 2014. The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (28.9 and 24.2, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for cancer was 187.1 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 183.2 for the second quarter, and 183.8 for the third quarter.  These rates are similar to the rates for the same quarters of 2014 (187.8, 183.7, and 182.8 respectively).  The age-adjusted death rate decreased from 2014 to 2015 for the first quarter (164.0 and 160.6, respectively), second quarter (160.0 and 156.6, respectively), and third quarter (158.2 and 156.4, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for cancer for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 185.5 per 100,000 population, similar to the death rate of 184.9 for the same period of 2014. The age-adjusted death rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter decreased from 2014 (161.2 deaths per 100,000 standard population) to 2015 (158.7).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for chronic liver disease and cirrhosis was 12.9 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 12.4 for the second quarter, and 11.7 in the third quarter. The rates for the first two quarters were higher than the rates for the same quarters of 2014 (12.3 and 11.6, respectively) and were similar for the third quarter (11.6 in 2014). After adjustment for age, the first two quarter death rates for chronic liver disease and cirrhosis remained higher in 2015 (11.1 and 10.7, respectively) than in 2014 (10.7 and 10.1, respectively), and similar for the third quarter (10.1 in 2015 and 2014).
  • The crude death rate for chronic liver disease and cirrhosis for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 12.3 per 100,000 population, higher than the death rate of 11.8 for the same period of 2014. The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (10.6 and 10.3, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for chronic lower respiratory diseases was 57.4 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 48.8 for the second quarter, and 40.5 for the third quarter. The first and second quarter rates were higher than the rates for the same quarters of 2014 (52.7 and 45.4, respectively), and similar for the rates for the third quarter (40.2). The age-adjusted death rates for the first two quarters remained higher in 2015 (49.8 and 42.1, respectively) than in 2014 (46.5 and 39.9, respectively) and similar for the third quarter (34.6 in 2015 and 35.1 in 2014).
  • The crude death rate for chronic lower respiratory diseases for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 48.2 per 100,000 population, higher than the death rate of 45.6 for the same period of 2014. The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (41.6 and 40.1, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for diabetes was 27.5 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 23.8 for the second quarter, and 22.4 for the third quarter. The crude and age-adjusted death rates for the first and second quarters were higher in 2015 (23.8 and 20.5, respectively) than 2014 (23.0 and 20.2, respectively), but the rates for the third quarter were similar (19.2 in 2015 and 2014).
  • The crude death rate for diabetes for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 24.6 per 100,000 population, higher than the death rate of 23.8 for the same period of 2014. The age-adjusted death rates were similar for the same time periods (21.2 and 20.9, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for drug overdose was 15.6 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, which is similar to the crude rate for the same quarter in 2014 (15.3). The age-adjusted death rate for drug overdose was 15.5 deaths per 100,000 standard population for the first quarter of 2015, similar to the rate of 15.3 in the first quarter of 2014.
  • The crude death rate for drug overdose for the 12-month period ending with the first quarter of 2015 was 14.8 deaths per 100,000 population, higher than the death rate of 14.1 for the same period of 2014. The age-adjusted death rate was also higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable periods (14.8 and 14.0, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate from falls among persons aged 65 and over was 61.4 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 57.3 for the second quarter, and 54.5 for the third quarter.  The crude rates for the first two quarters were higher in 2015 than in 2014 (59.7 and 56.6, respectively), but the crude rates for the third quarter were lower in 2015 than in 2014 (56.4).The age-adjusted death rates for 2015 (62.0, 57.8, and 55.3 respectively) were similar to 2014 (60.0, 56.7, and 56.8 respectively).
  • The crude death rate for falls among persons aged 65 and over for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 58.4 per 100,000 population, higher than the death rate of 57.4 for the same period of 2014. The age-adjusted death rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (59.1 and 57.7, respectively).
  • For the first quarter of 2015, the crude death rate for firearm-related injury was 10.5 deaths per 100,000 population, higher than that for the second quarter of 2014 (9.8). The crude death rate for the second quarter of 2015 was 11.3 deaths per 100,000 population, also higher than that for the second quarter of 2014 (10.9). After adjustment for age, the first and second quarter death rates remained higher in 2015 (10.3 and 11.1, respectively) than in 2014 (9.6 and 10.7, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for firearm-related injury for the 12-month period ending with the second quarter of 2015 was 10.8 per 100,000 population, higher than that for the same period of 2014 (10.5). The age-adjusted death rate in 2015 was similar to that in 2014 for the comparable period (10.6 and 10.3, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for heart disease was 218.6 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter 2015, 190.7 for the second quarter, and 178.9 for the third quarter. The crude death rates were higher in 2015 than in 2014 (207.9, 187.5, and 176.5, respectively). The age-adjusted death rates for the first quarter were higher in 2015 (187.3) than 2014 (181.0). Age-adjusted rates for the second and third quarters were similar 2015 (162.7 and 152.0, respectively) and 2014 (162.7 and 152.4, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for heart disease for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 196.7 per 100,000 population, higher than the death rate of 192.7 for the same period of 2014. The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 (168.0) than in 2014 (166.1) for the comparable period.
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for HIV disease was 2.2 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 2.0 for the second quarter, and 1.9 for the third quarter. The rates for the first three quarters of 2015 were similar to the rates for the same quarters of 2014 (2.3, 2.0, and 2.0, respectively). After adjustment for age, the death rates for the first three quarters of 2015 (2.1, 1.8, and 1.8, respectively) remained similar to the rates for 2014 (2.2, 1.9, and 1.9, respectively). 
  • The crude death rate for HIV disease for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 2.0 per 100,000 population, lower than that for the same period of 2014 (2.1). The age-adjusted death rate was lower in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (1.9 and 2.0, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for the first quarter of 2015 was 4.8 deaths per 100,000 population, and 5.3 for the second quarter. The rates for 2015 were higher than the rates for the first quarter of 2014 (4.5) but similar for the second quarter of 2014 (5.1). The age-adjusted death rate for homicide for the first and second quarters of 2015 (4.9 and 5.4, respectively) remained similar to the same periods of 2014 (4.6 and 5.2, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for homicide for the 12-month period ending with the second quarter of 2015 was 5.1 per 100,000 population, similar to that for the same period of 2014 (5.0). The age-adjusted death rate remained similar for the same period between 2015 (5.2 per 100,000 standard population) and 2014 (5.1).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for hypertension was 11.1 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 9.7 for the second quarter, and 9.1 for the third quarter. Rates for the first and second quarters were higher than the rates for the same quarters of 2014 (10.0 and 9.1, respectively), but similar for the third quarter of 2014 (8.9). The age-adjusted death rate remained higher in 2015 (8.2 and 7.7, respectively) than in 2014 (8.7 and 7.9, respectively) for the first two quarters but the rates were the same for the third quarters of 2015 and 2014 (7.7).
  • The crude death rate for hypertension for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 9.9 deaths per 100,000 population, higher than that for the same period of 2014 (9.5). The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (8.4 and 8.2, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for kidney disease was 17.4 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 15.1 for the second quarter, and 14.1 for the third quarter. The rates for the first two quarters of 2015 were higher than the rates for the same quarters of 2014 (16.5 and 14.5, respectively) but similar for the third quarter (14.0). After adjustment for age, the death rate remained higher in 2015 (15.1) than in 2014 (14.5) for the first quarter but the rates were similar for the second quarter (13.0 and 12.7, respectively) and third quarter (12.1 and 12.2, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for kidney disease for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 15.5 deaths per 100,000 population, higher than that for the same period of 2014 (14.9). The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (13.4 and 13.1, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for Parkinson’s disease was 9.6 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 8.2 for the second quarter, and 8.1 for the third quarter. The rates for the first three quarters of 2015 were higher than the rates for the same quarters of 2014 (8.4, 7.9, and 7.6, respectively). The age-adjusted death rates for the first and third quarters of 2015 (8.5 and 7.1, respectively) were higher than the rates in 2014 (7.6 and 6.8, respectively). The second quarter rates were the same in 2015 and 2014 (7.2).
  • The crude death rate for Parkinson’s disease for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 8.7 deaths per 100,000 population, higher than that for the same period of 2014 (8.1). The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (7.7 and 7.3, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for pneumonia and influenza was 27.4 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 15.7 for the second quarter, and 12.6 for the third quarter. The crude and age-adjusted death rates in 2015 were higher than the rates in 2014 for the first quarter (23.6 and 20.9, respectively). Rates were similar for the second and third quarters in 2015 (13.5 and 10.7, respectively) and 2014 (13.5 and 11.0, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for pneumonia and influenza for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 18.3 deaths per 100,000 population, higher than that for the same period of 2014 (17.0). The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (15.7 and 14.9, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for pneumonitis due to solids and liquids was 7.3 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 5.8 for the second quarter, and 5.4 for the third quarter.  The crude and age-adjusted death rates in 2015 were higher than the rates in 2014 for the first quarter (6.2 and 5.6, respectively).  Rates remained the same in 2015 and 2014 for the second and third quarters (5.0 and 4.6, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for pneumonitis due to solids and liquids for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 6.1 deaths per 100,000 population, higher than that for the same period of 2014 (5.8). The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (5.3 and 5.1, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for septicemia was 14.3 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 12.0 for the second quarter, and 11.5 for the third quarter. Crude rates were higher in 2015 than 2014 for all three quarters (13.5, 11.6, and 11.1, respectively). The age-adjusted death rates in 2015 (12.4, 10.3, and 9.9, respectively) were also higher than the rates in 2014 (11.9. 10.2, and 9.7, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for septicemia for the 12 month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 12.6 deaths per 100,000 population, higher than that for the same period of 2014 (12.1). The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (10.9 and 10.6, respectively).
  • For 2015, the crude death rate for stroke was 47.2 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter, 41.9 for the second quarter, and 40.5 for the third quarter. The rates for 2015 are higher than the rates for the same quarters of 2014 (43.7, 39.9, and 38.9 respectively). The increases remained after adjustment for age for all three quarters (40.8, 36.1, and 34.7 for 2015; 38.4, 34.9, and 33.9 for 2014).
  • The crude death rate for stroke for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 was 43.5 deaths per 100,000 population, higher than that for the same period of 2014 (41.0). The age-adjusted rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (37.5 and 35.9, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for suicide was 13.2 deaths per 100,000 population for the first quarter of 2015 and 13.9 for the second quarter of 2015, higher than the rates for the same quarters in 2014 (12.5 and 13.5, respectively). The age-adjusted rates for the first and second quarters remained similar of 2015  (12.7 and 13.4) and 2014 (12.1 and 13.0).
  • The crude death rate for suicide for the 12-month period ending with the second quarter of 2015 was 13.7 per 100,000 population, higher than that for the same period of 2014 (12.9). The age-adjusted death rate was similar for the same periods of 2015 and 2014 (13.2 and 12.5, respectively).
  • For the first quarter of 2015, the crude death rate for unintentional injury was 43.3 deaths per 100,000 population. For the second quarter of 2015, the death rate was 42.8 deaths. The rates slightly increased from same periods in 2014 (41.9 and 42.1, respectively). The age-adjusted rate was higher for the first quarter in 2015 than in 2014 (40.8 and 39.7, respectively) but similar in the second quarters (40.5 and 40.0, respectively).
  • The crude death rate for unintentional injury for the 12-month period ending with the second quarter of 2015 was 43.2 per 100,000 population, higher than that for the same period of 2014 (41.6). The age-adjusted death rate remained higher in 2015 than in 2014 for the comparable period (40.8 and 39.6, respectively).

NOTES: The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System . Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Alzheimer’s disease deaths were identified using underlying cause-of-death code G30 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Cancer deaths were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes C00–C97 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Deaths from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes K70 and K73–K74 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Deaths from chronic lower respiratory diseases were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes J40–J47 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Diabetes deaths were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes E10–E14 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

--- Not available.  Reliable estimate could not be computed based on available data.  See Technical Notes.

NOTES: Drug overdose deaths were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes X40-X44, X60-X64, X85, and Y10-Y14 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis.  Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter-specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Deaths from falls were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes W00–W19 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Firearm-related deaths were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes U014, W32-W34, X72–X74, X93–X95, Y22–Y24, and Y350 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to the seasonality. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Heart disease deaths were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes I00–I09, I11, I13, and I20–I51 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: HIV is human immunodeficiency virus. Deaths from HIV disease were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes B20–B24 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision.

The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to the seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

-- Not available.  Reliable estimate could not be computed based on available data.  See Technical Notes.

NOTES: Homicide deaths were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes U01–U02, X85–X99, Y00–Y09, Y871 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to the seasonality. The provisional death rate for homicide may be underestimated by 1%–2% for the 2014 12-month estimates and 3%–5% for the 2015 3-month estimates. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Deaths from hypertension were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes I10, I12, and I15 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to the seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Deaths from kidney disease were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes N00–N07, N17–N19, and N25–N27 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to the seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Deaths from Parkinson’s disease were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes G20–G21 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to the seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the last quarter of 2014 includes deaths that occurred from January through December and represents the annual provisional estimate for 2014. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Influenza and pneumonia deaths were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes J09–J18 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System . Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Deaths from pneumonitis due to solids and liquids were identified using underlying cause-of-death code J69 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System . Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Deaths from septicemia were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes A40–A41 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System . Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

NOTES: Stroke deaths were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes I60–I69 in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The rate for the 12-month period ending with the third quarter of 2015 includes deaths that occurred from October 2014 through September 2015. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

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NOTES: Suicide deaths were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes U03, X60–X84, and Y87.0 in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

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NOTES: Deaths from unintentional injury were identified using underlying cause-of-death codes V01–X59, and Y85–Y86 in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision. The death rates for “12 months ending with quarter” (also called moving average rate) are the average rates for the 12 months that end with the quarter on the horizontal time axis. Estimates for the 12-month period ending with a specific quarter include all seasons of the year and, thus, are insensitive to seasonality. The provisional death rates for unintentional injury may be underestimated 1-3% for the 2014 12-month estimates and 3-7% for the 2015 3-month estimates. For comparability with rates for 12-month periods, the quarterly (3-month period) rates have been annualized to present deaths per year per 100,000 population that would be expected if the quarter specific rate prevailed for 12 months.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. Estimates for 2015 are based on provisional data. Estimates for 2014 are based on final data (available from http://wonder.cdc.gov/).

Quarterly Provisional Estimates Technical Notes

 

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National Center for Health Statistics. Quarterly provisional estimates for selected causes of death: United States, 2014–Quarter 3, 2015. National Vital Statistics System, Vital Statistics Rapid Release Program. 2016.

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