Why Is This Important?The death rates are important indicators of the quality of public health service in particular populations.
Death Rates, All Causes, Utah and U.S., 1999-2017
- Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
- Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2017
- U.S. Underlying Cause of Death Data: WONDER Online Database. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Accessed at [http://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html]
- National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Data NotesAge-adjusted to U.S. 2010 standard population.
Risk FactorsIt is a given that we all must die. The best we can hope for is to be healthy and active until death, and that our deaths be painless, graceful, and quick.
Healthy lifestyles and early detection of disease lead to both longer life and improved quality of life across the lifespan.
How Are We Doing?Mortality monitoring is an important and useful measure to public health authorities. In Utah, by statute, death records must be registered within five calendar days.
What Is Being Done?The UDOH Office of Vital Records and Statistics certifies Utah deaths and maintains records of specific characteristics such as cause of death, age of decedent, and other factors associated, such as firearm, motor vehicle, or drug overdose incidents.
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/11/2018