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Vital Statistics Query System

The Vital Statistics Query System has been developed to provide an interactive Internet interface to obtain summaries and statistical reports from California's birth and death vital statistics databases.  The selection process is broken down into four levels.

  1. Identifies the year of the event and statistical selection
  2. Allows the choice of an individual county or the entire state
  3. Choose the primary selection criteria (row condition)
  4. Allows the query to be tailored to a specific result (column condition)

Instructions that provide step by step assistance and definitions of terms can be reached by clicking on the symbol on the top of each page.

 

At the bottom of this page is a List displaying California's leading causes of death for 2013. Included in the List are links to earlier reports for each of the individual causes of death.

 

Year of Event and Statistical Selection

(Choose one in each of the following categories):

Year of Event:

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

 

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statistics:

Count

Vital Statistic Rate

Age-Adjusted Death Rate

Infant Death Rate

 

 

 

Acknowledgement:

The project management for the query system design and development was performed by Bob Hall, Staff Information Systems Analyst with the Health Information and Strategic Planning Division.  The project manager would like to extend his appreciation to the following people for their assistance in the design, development and testing of this system:

Initial Development, Coldfusion Component - Quoc Luan Ha

Active Server Page (ASP) Component - Jim Fagundes, Bob Hall, and Solomon McCrea

Database Component - Jesse Esquivel, Mihan Lee, Solomon McCrea, Ratha Sun, and Linda Chau

Statistical Consultation and Testing - Michael Quinn, Jane McKendry, and Danny Cox

System Support - Ratha Sun, Jesse Esquivel, and Linda Chau

Department of Public Health Modifications - Dionna Mustybrook, Jesse Esquivel, Linda Chau, and Danny Cox

 

Last Updated November 14, 2014

California's Leading Causes of Death for 2013

Leading causes of death are those responsible for the greatest number of deaths.  There were 248,118 deaths in California in 2013.  The cause-of-death codes are defined by the International Classification  of Disease, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) Second Edition.  Hyperlinks are provided to prior topic reports.

 

Rank
Cause of Death
ICD-10
Number
1 Diseases of Heart I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51 59,832
2 Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer) C00-C97 57,504
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases (Stroke) I60-I69 13,603
4 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases J40-J47 13,550
5 Alzheimer's Disease G30 11,868
6 Accidents (Unintentional Injuries) V01-X59,Y85-Y86 11,189
7 Diabetes Mellitus E10-E14 7,998
8 Influenza and Pneumonia J09-J18* 6,523
9 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis K70, K73-K74 4,777
10 Essential Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease I10,I12,I15 4,712
       

California residents only.

* The ICD-10 code for J09 was amended in 2009 to reflect the inclusion of Influenza A/H1N1 pandemic 2009 (swine flu). The revised J09 title is Influenza due to certain identified influenza virus.

Detailed procedures and further information regarding the 113 Selected Causes-of-Death are provided in NCHS Instruction Manual, Part 9: ICD-10 Underlying Cause-of-Death Lists Tabulating Mortality Statistics.  Updated March 2011; National Center for Health Statistics.  Available from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/Part9InstructionManual2011.pdf, accessed October 20, 2014.

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