Indicator Report - Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Deaths
Why Is This Important?Chronic lower respiratory disease is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Deaths by County, 2007-2011
Data NotesDeaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard.
Data SourcesDeath Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics NCHS Bridged Population Estimates
DefinitionChronic lower respiratory disease deaths include all resident deaths where chronic lower respiratory disease was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 03/06/2013, Published on 04/19/2013