Death data trend summaries provide data tables and descriptive analysis of California mortality trends by sex, age, race/ethnic group, and county of residence for selected causes of death. A comparison to Healthy People 2010 or Healthy People 2020 objectives is included where applicable. County-level graphs present a visual representation of data tables. Links to related web pages are also provided. Summaries are by topic and include data beginning with the year 2000 forward to the most current data year.
Please check routinely for additional topics, which will be added as they become available. Contact DAReports@cdph.ca.gov for further information.
Death Data Trend Summaries by Topic
Unintentional Injury, DS 13-13000
Cancer, DS 12-12000
Diabetes, DS 10-10001
Heart Disease, DS 10-10002
Influenza and Pneumonia, DS 10-10000
Premature Mortality (Years of Potential Life Lost), DS 09-90000
California's Leading Causes of Death for 2012
Leading causes of death are those responsible for the greatest number of deaths. There were 242,461 deaths in California in 2012. The cause-of-death codes are defined by the International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) Second Edition. Hyperlinks are provided to prior topic reports.
||Diseases of Heart
||I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51
||Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer)
||Cerebrovascular Diseases (Stroke)
||Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
||Accidents (Unintentional Injuries)
||Influenza and Pneumonia
||Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
||Essential Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease
* The ICD-10 code for J09 was amended in 2009 to reflect the inclusion of Influenza A/H1N1 pandemic 2009 (swine flu). The revised J09 title is Influenza due to certain identified influenza virus.
Detailed procedures and further information regarding the 113 Selected Causes-of-Death are provided in NCHS Instruction Manual, Part 9: ICD-10 Underlying Cause-of-Death Lists Tabulating Mortality Statistics. Updated March 2011; National Center of Health Statistics. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/Part9InstructionManual2011.pdf, accessed November 19, 2013.
County Health Status Profiles
Vital Statistics Query System