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NC Vital Statistics Volume 2
Leading Causes of Death - 2006
North Carolina Vital Statistics, Volume 2: Leading Causes of Death describes North Carolina's total and cause-specific deaths at the state and county level. More than a dozen of North Carolina's leading causes of death are depicted in tables and maps. In addition, major site-specific cancer deaths and total infant deaths are tabulated and mapped.
This edition includes the number of deaths and unadjusted death rates
for 2006 and the number of deaths and unadjusted and age-adjusted death
rates for 2002-2006. Beginning in 1999, causes of death were coded using
the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).
With five years of data now available under ICD-10, we are again publishing
five-year unadjusted and age-adjusted death rates. For more information,
please read the introduction (pdf document).
To view data for North Carolina, select the cause of death you wish
to view from the pull-down box below.
- Table A-F : Leading causes of death by age group, race, sex, and Hispanic Status and a mortality statistics summary for North Carolina
Notes (pdf): an explanation of the computation and interpretation of
cause-specific death rates and a caution about the use of rates
A - Appendix D (pdf): Comparability Ratios for the major causes of death
and the Lists of Selected Causes of Death used in Tables A-F
- Appendix E (pdf):
a technical publication on statistical methodology
Caution: Many of the death rates presented on this site are
based on small numbers and should be interpreted with caution. See "Caution
About the Use of Rates" in
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