Leading Causes of Death by ZIP Code

This dataset is for death of California residents, by Zip Code, by cause of death. The death counts per cause represent the deaths to California residents, regardless of the place of death occurrence. A non-California resident who dies inside of California would not be included in the dataset. Death Profiles by ZIP Code are tabulations of the number of deaths to California residents by ZIP Code of decedent’s residence. Data are aggregated by decedent's sex, age, and cause of death and is obtained from registered death certificates for California residents who died in California and from registered in other states for California residents who died out of state. Deaths by these key indicators provide significantly more detail than countywide data in monitoring a community’s health status. Moreover, death data at the ZIP Code level, can be used to perform small area analysis to identify and target areas within cities and counties where public health programs may be needed.

Cause-of-death between 1999 to present were coded using the Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases codes (ICD-10). Cause-of-death between 1989 and 1998 were coded using the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Deseases Codes (ICD-9).

This dataset updates every year

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