Rates* of death with hepatitis C virus infection listed as a cause of death among residents, by state or jurisdiction — United States, 2020

Rates* of death with hepatitis C virus infection listed as a cause of death† among residents, by state or jurisdiction — United States, 2020

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Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, Multiple Cause of Death 1999–2020 on CDC WONDER Online Database. Data are from the 2016–2020 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 2016 due to NCHS standards which restrict displayed data to US residents. Accessed at CDC Wonder on January 13, 2022. CDC WONDER dataset documentation and technical methods can be accessed here.* 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).

State or jurisdiction listed in order of increasing rate and then alphabetical order.

During 2020, state-specific mortality rates varied throughout the country but were highest in the Central, Western, and certain Appalachian states, which reflects a different epidemiologic picture from acute hepatitis C rates (Figure 3.3). The jurisdictions in the highest rate category of 5.55-10.28 deaths per 100,000 population include (in increasing rate order) Louisiana, West Virginia, Tennessee, Colorado, Kentucky, Wyoming, New Mexico, Oregon, District of Columbia, and Oklahoma. The states in the lowest rate category (0.00-2.34 deaths per 100,000 population) include Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Utah, and North Dakota.

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