Mortality Technical Notes
Data Source: National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), 2014, 2015
Number and crude asthma mortality rate (per 1,000,000) among adults by state/territory
Number and crude asthma mortality rate (per 1,000,000) among children by state/territory
Mortality data are from the NVSS. More information on this system can be found at: www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm
Mortality rates were calculated using records for which asthma was coded as the underlying causes of death, using ICD-10 codes J45 and J46.
Adults – Persons aged 18 years and older
Children – Persons aged 17 years and younger
NACP Grantees, Total – Represents the asthma deaths for 24 states participating in the NACP, excluding Puerto Rico because Puerto Rico mortality data are not available for public use.
Asthma Death Number 2014–2015 (children) – Represents asthma deaths for children reported for years 2014 and 2015 to increase state-specific mortality reporting standards.
Unstable/Unreliable Rate – Represents mortality rates that should be interpreted with caution because the estimates are calculated with fewer than 20 deaths in the numerator.
Suppressed Rate – Represents mortality rates that are not shown because the estimates are calculated with fewer than 10 deaths in the numerator.
More detailed information on mortality data can be found at: wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/help/cmf.html.