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Resources by Topic: Mortality

California Health and Human Services Open Data Portal
Provides over 150 downloadable spreadsheets with county-level data on the healthcare workforce, mortality rates and causes, demographics, facilities and services, diseases and conditions, and more for California.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: California Department of Health Care Services
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Hotspotting Preventable Cancers: Done Right
Identifies high-risk counties in Arkansas for colorectal, cervical, and female breast cancer using 2009-2013 data to help target areas for cancer screening in order to improve early cancer detection and reduce deaths. Estimates expected cases using state demographics, rather than an age-specific nationwide standard.
Author(s): Appathurai Balamurugan, Abby Holt, Michelle Astor, Ron Brown, Robert Delongchamp
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Cancer-Rates.info
Contains cancer incidence and mortality data for a number of states, with the option to view data by county, cancer type, gender, race and ethnicity, and in most cases, rural/urban geography.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky
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Arkansas Center for Health Statistics Query System
Offers detailed county-level data on cause of death, hospitalizations, birth rates and more for Arkansas. Includes breakdowns by age group, gender, and ethnicity.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Oklahoma State of the State's Health Report
Reports on the health status of Oklahoma's citizens. Presents interactive datasets with health indicators, counties, and demographic factors on an A-F grade scale. Bases grades on the national average for the selected indicators. Covers mortality, health behaviors, risk factors, and socioeconomic factors.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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PeriStats
Provides access to data on maternal and infant health. Includes information on preterm birth, birthweight, infant mortality, delivery method, prenatal care, health insurance coverage, and more. Some data are available at the county level.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: March of Dimes
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Drug Overdose Deaths in Appalachia
Interactive map highlights drug overdose deaths in Appalachia by county. Features demographic information such as race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status, as well as economic factors such as poverty rate, unemployment rate, and accident-prone employment, among others.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC at the University of Chicago
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HDPulse Data Portal
Provides access to a wide range of health disparities data at the state and county level. Includes data on mortality by cause of death, socioeconomic factors and demographics, health screening, and risk factors. To access the county-level data, select a state and view either the map or table for a specific topic.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
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Quick Maps of Heart Disease, Stroke, and Socio-economic Conditions
A collection of maps showing county-level data on heart disease and stroke hospitalization and mortality by race/ethnicity, as well as Medicare cost of care per capita, and selected social determinants of health.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Kansas Health Matters
Interactive tool providing data by county for the state of Kansas on health topics including health conditions, behavioral health, access to care, exercise and nutrition, mortality rates, and health disparities. Provides socioeconomic, public safety, and transportation data by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Partnership for Improving Community Health
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