Deaths by State

Deaths by state of residence

The data on this page deals with deaths by state of residence (deaths among individuals who live in a given state). Preventable injury-related fatality data is also available by state of occurrence (deaths occurring in a state regardless of where the individual resides). State of residence data is helpful when comparing relative risk among states using population death rates. State of occurrence data should be used when tracking where deaths occur and is often helpful when investigating motor-vehicle-related or fire-related death trends.

Use this interactive map to explore death rate trends by state. Hover over a state to see current death rate as well as the historic trend. Select a state by clicking on it to display the leading causes of death for that state (shown below the map). Preventable injury-related deaths, total deaths, and age group trends can be explored by adjusting the filters next to the map.

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death on CDC WONDER Online Database. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.