Septicemia Mortality by State

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. If not identified and treated quickly, sepsis may lead to serious medical consequences and death. For more information on sepsis

1 The number of deaths per 100,000 total population.


States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for differences in age-distribution and population size, rankings by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of mortality. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates.