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Death Profiles by Zip Code   

Death Profiles by ZIP Code are tablulations 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.

Age Categories

Decedent's age was stratified into the same categories commonly used by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The categories are: under one year of age; 1 to 4; 5 to 14; 15 to 24; 25 to 34; 35 to 44; 45 to 54; 55 to 64; 65 to 74; 75 to 84; 85 and over

Causes of Death

The causes of death selected for these tables are the leading causes of death among California's residents.  Causes of death are listed in rank order for California as a whole for that year. Therefore, the leading causes and their order may vary from year to year.  The abbreviations used in the tables, along with their meaning and ICD range, are listed below.  Tables for 1989 through 1998 were coded using the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9), while tables for 1999 and onward were coded using the Tenth Revision (ICD-10).  Not all causes are tabulated for all years.  For more information on the ICD codes, please go to the NCHS Classification of Diseases webpage.

 

Abbreviation

Cause of Death

ICD-9

(1989 to 1998)

ICD 10

(1999 to present)

AID

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

042-044

B20-B24

ALZ

Alzheimer's Disease

290.1, 331.0

G30

CAN

Malignant Neoplasms (Cancers)

140-208

C00-C97

CLD

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD)

490-496

J40-J47

CPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

490-496

J40-J47

DIA

Diabetes Mellitus

250

E10-E14

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease (HIVD)

042-044

B20-B24

HOM

Homicide

E960-E969

U01-U02, X85-Y09, Y87.1

HTD

Diseases of the Heart

390-398, 402, 404-429

I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51

HYP

Essential Hypertension and Hypertensive Renal Disease

401, 403

I10, I12, I15

INJ

Unintentional Injuries

E800-E949

V01-X59, Y85-Y86

LIV

Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis

571

K70, K73- K74

OTH

All Other Causes

Residual Codes

Residual Codes

PNF

Pneumonia and Influenza

480-487

J09-J18

STK

Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke)

430-438

I60-I69

SUI

Intentional Self Harm (Suicide)

E950-E959

U03, X60-X84, Y87.0

Trend Data 

Multiple years of these data tables by ZIP Code may be used to observe trends within ZIP Codes of interest.  However, when examining trends that include data from the years 1999 through 2004 along with data from the years prior to 1999, be aware that discontinuities in trends may result from the coding changes from ICD-9 to ICD-10.  Some causes of death are named, defined, and coded differently in the two versions.

Data are presented ZIP Codes with five or more deaths.  When examining data in ZIP Codes with very small death numbers (n < 100), caution needs to be exercised because very small numbers may be unreliable and subject to significant variability from one year to the next.  Additional information concerning the data source and limitations is discussed in more detail in the annual report, Vital Statistics of California.

While these tables present data only for a single year, multiple years of these tables may be used to observe trends within ZIP codes of interest.  Additional trend data on leading causes of death can be found in the Reports Section and on the Death Statistical Data Tables page.

Profiles

Death Profiles by ZIP Code tables for deaths occurring between 1989 and 2006 are available in PDF and Microsoft Excel and may be accessed by clicking on the corresponding year below:

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  • Hard copies of these tables are available for purchase. Each year costs $5. To order hard copies of any of these tables, please use this order form. 

     

    For More Information

    The United States Postal Service's ZIP Code Lookup - provides assistance in finding the ZIP Codes associated with a city or town, or identifying a particular ZIP code.

    Birth Profiles by ZIP Code - provides tabulations of births to California residents by ZIP Code of mother’s residence.

    Program Page - provides more information about the Health Information and Research programs.

    Statistics Page - provides additional data statistics.

    Address comments to OHIR@cdph.ca.gov.

     
     
    Last modified on: 4/2/2014 1:50 PM