Important Facts for Total Deaths - All Causes
DefinitionAll deaths includes all resident deaths for all causes of death.
NumeratorTotal number of deaths (ICD-10: All codes)
DenominatorTotal resident population
Data Interpretation IssuesThe population estimates are U.S. Census Bureau estimates of U.S. national, state, and county resident populations. The year 2010 population estimates are April 1 modified census counts, with bridged-race categories. The 2007 - 2009 population estimates are bridged-race revised intercensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2000 and the year 2010 census counts (released by NCHS on 10/26/2012).
Why Is This Important?The overall death rate of a population reflects the average life expectancy of individuals in that population. The lower the death rate, the higher the life expectancy.