Data for Unintentional Falls Mortality Rate North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2012
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. The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
Data SourcesDeath Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics NCHS Bridged Population Estimates
DefinitionFalls include all resident deaths where an unintentional fall was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.
How We Calculated the Rates
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/05/2013