Important Facts for Diabetes Deaths
DefinitionDiabetes mellitus deaths include all resident deaths where diabetes mellitus was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.
NumeratorNumber of diabetes mellitus deaths (ICD-10:E10-E14)
DenominatorTotal resident population
Data Interpretation IssuesThe population estimates are U.S. Census Bureau estimates of U.S. national, state and county resident populations. The 2007 - 2009 population estimates are bridged-race revised postcensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2000 census counts. The year 2010 population estimates are April 1 modified census counts, with bridged-race categories. The 2011 population estimates are bridged-race revised postcensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2010 census counts.
Why Is This Important?Diabetes mellitus is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.