Figure 3.9. Rates* of death with hepatitis C virus infection listed as a cause of death among residents, by jurisdiction — United States, 2019

Figure 3.9. Rates* of deathwith hepatitis C virus infection listed as a cause of death among residents, by jurisdiction — United States, 2019

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Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, Multiple Cause of Death 1999–2019 on CDC WONDER Online Database. Data are from the 2015–2019 Multiple Cause of Death files and are based on information from all death certificates filed in the vital records offices of the fifty states and the District of Columbia through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Deaths of nonresidents (e.g., nonresident aliens, nationals living abroad, residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and other US territories) and fetal deaths are excluded. Numbers are slightly lower than previously reported for 2015–2016 due to NCHS standards which restrict displayed data to US residents. Accessed at on January 11, 2021. CDC WONDER dataset documentation and technical methods can be accessed at
* Rates are age-adjusted per 100,000 US standard population in 2000 using the following age group distribution (in years): <1, 1–4, 5–14, 15–24, 25–34, 35–44, 45–54, 55–64, 65–74, 75– 84, and 85+. For age-adjusted death rates, the age-specific death rate is rounded to one decimal place before proceeding to the next step in the calculation of age-adjusted death rates for NCHS Multiple Cause of Death on CDC WONDER. This rounding step may affect the precision of rates calculated for small numbers of deaths. Missing data are not included.
† Cause of death is defined as one of the multiple causes of death and is based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes B17.1, and B18.2 (hepatitis C).

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The state-specific mortality rates varied throughout the country during 2019 but are highest in the Central, Western, and certain Appalachian states, which reflects a different epidemiologic picture from acute hepatitis C rates (Figure 3.3). The states in the highest mortality rate category (5.01 to 10.75 deaths per 100,000 population) include Colorado, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, and Wyoming. The states in the lowest mortality rate category (≤2.30 deaths per 100,000 population) include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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