Measures of Mortality

 

Leading Causes of Death

The leading cause of death rankings present the most frequently occurring causes of death in San Diego County. These measures show the relative burden of a specific cause of death compared to other causes. Rankings vary by geography, age, gender, race/ethnicity, and even vary over time.

 

LCOD 2016

While heart disease is the #1 leading cause of death in the United States and in the state of California, Cancer is the leading cause of death in San Diego County.

 

 

LCOD 2016 Ranking
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Life Expectancy

 

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Life Expectancy in San Diego County, 2010-2016

Life expectancy is one of the Top 10 Indicators measured for the County of San Diego’s Live Well San Diego vision for healthier, safer, and thriving communities. This measure is a widely used indicator for the capability to live a long and healthy life and reflects the overall mortality of a population. This document includes life expectancy by gender, race/ethnicity, geography, and overall for San Diego County.

 

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Smoking Attributable Mortality

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1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2016 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released December, 2017. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2016, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html on Jul 10, 2018 5:53:04 PM