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Indicator Report - Cerebrovascular Disease Deaths

Why Is This Important?

Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.

Cerebrovascular Disease Deaths by County, 2007-2011

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A map depicting age adjusted death rates at the county level over a five year period is available at Causes of death were coded using the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).

Data Notes

Deaths 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 Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  NCHS Bridged Population Estimates 

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Cerebrovascular disease deaths include all resident deaths where Cerebrovascular disease was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of cerebrovascular disease deaths (ICD-10:I60-I69)
Denominator: Total resident population

Page Content Updated On 03/06/2013, Published on 01/13/2014
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