Multiple Cause of Death Database

The Multiple Cause of Death database (1999-2015) contains mortality and population counts for all U.S. counties within the given timespan. Data are based on death certificates for U.S. residents. Each death certificate contains a single underlying cause of death, up to twenty additional multiple causes, and demographic data. The number of deaths, crude death rates, age-adjusted death rates and 95% confidence intervals for death rates can be obtained by cause of death (4 digit ICD-10 codes, 113 selected causes of death, 130 selected causes of infant death, drug and alcohol related causes of death, injury intent and injury mechanism categories), place of residence (national, region, division, state, and county), age (single-year-of age, 5-year age groups, 10-year age groups and infant age groups), race (American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black or African American, White), Hispanic ethnicity, gender and year. Data are also available by urbanization categories for county of residence, place of death, month and week day of death, and whether an autopsy was performed.

Data supplied through the CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research) system.

Connected to Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 3.2.1 - Under-five mortality rate

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Last Updated May 10, 2017, 21:15 (UTC)
Created May 6, 2017, 17:13 (UTC)