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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Provides guidance to death certifiers on the proper cause-of-death certification for cases where confirmed or suspected COVID-19 resulted in death. Discusses common problems in cause-of-death certification and offers advice about following local jurisdictions' reporting requirements involving threats to public health.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
April 16, 2020 webinar sponsored by the CDC's Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) division. Provides an overview of the importance of mortality data, discusses a National Center for Health Statistics publication for clinicians who may need to certify a death involving COVID-19, and presents a summary of COVID-19 surveillance through the National Vital Statistics System. Includes transcript.
Additional links: Video
Author(s): Robert N. Anderson, Margaret Warner, Lee Anne Flagg, Farida Ahmad
Date: 04/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 in Rural America - Is There Cause for Concern?
Issue brief comparing incidence of COVID-19 cases and deaths in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties in the United States. Features statistics including numbers of cases and deaths in the top 5 metro and nonmetro counties as of April 27, 2020, and average COVID-19 cases and deaths per 100,000 people and rates of increase in deaths, with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Rachel Fehr, Jennifer Kates, Cynthia Cox, Josh Michaud
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Increasing Mortality From Premature Coronary Artery Disease in Women in the Rural United States
Assesses rural and urban differences in premature coronary artery disease (CAD) mortality rates from 1999 to 2017 using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wide‐Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER) database. Includes data breakdowns by sex, age group, race, and urbanization.
Author(s): Matthias Bossard, Yllka Latifi, Matteo Fabbri, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Heart Association
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
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Social Determinants of Health and 90‐Day Mortality After Hospitalization for Heart Failure in the REGARDS Study
Uses data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study to examine associations between social determinants of health (SDOH) and risk of 90-day mortality after heart failure (HF) hospitalization among Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years or older. Some of the SDOH considered include African American race, social isolation, rural residence, living in a high poverty zip code or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), and more.
Author(s): Madeline Sterling, Joanna Bryan Ringel, Laura Pinheiro, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Heart Association
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
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Childhood Agricultural Injuries (U.S.)
Fact sheet compares the rates of fatal childhood agricultural injuries with those of other industries. Discusses nonfatal childhood agricultural injuries, as well.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Health Status Profile of American Indians in Arizona 2018 Data Book
Provides detailed data on Native Americans in Arizona. Covers sociodemographics, healthcare use, mortality by age and for different causes such as diabetes, and maternal and newborn health factors. Presents data by tribe and by select county for Native populations residing off-reservation.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Maternal Mortality: Trends in Pregnancy-Related Deaths and Federal Efforts to Reduce Them
Examines trends in pregnancy-related deaths between 2007 and 2016, Analyzes data by cause of death, racial and ethnic groups, and age. Appendix III lists ongoing Department of Health and Human Services funding opportunities to address maternal mortality, including the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program. Appendix V provides an overview of efforts to reduce maternal mortality in California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, and Texas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Deaths Exceeded Births in Nearly Half of U.S. Counties Last Year
Reports on counties where deaths have exceeded births. Includes a map showing counties in which births exceeded deaths from 2010 through 2019 for all years, 5-8 years, 1-4 years, or no years.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2017–2018
Examines drug overdose deaths involving all opioids, prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic opioids other than methadone. Includes data by county urbanization level for metropolitan and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Nana Wilson, Mbabazi Kariisa, Puja Seth, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(11), 290-297
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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