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NC Vital Statistics Volume 2
Leading Causes of Death - 2000
Each year the State Center for Health Statistics produces the publication
Leading Causes of Death, describing North Carolina's mortality
experience in terms of the underlying (or primary) cause of death. The tables in
this report provide basic mortality statistics for counties and the state.
Causes of death from the 1979 to 1998 North Carolina death certificates
were coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth
Revision (ICD-9). However, beginning in 1999 the causes of death were coded
using the tenth revision of this coding system, ICD-10. The change to ICD-10
has led to substantial changes in the content and structure of this publication.
For more information, please read the
To view data for North Carolina, select the cause of death you wish
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- Tables A-F
(pdf): Leading causes of death by age group, race, sex, and Hispanicity for
and mortality statistics summary for North Carolina
Notes (pdf): an explanation of the computation and interpretation of
cause-specific death rates and a caution about the use of rates
A - Appendix D (pdf): Comparability Ratios for the major causes of death
and the Lists of Selected Causes of Death used in Tables A-F
|Caution: Many of the death rates presented on this site are
based on small numbers and should be interpreted with caution. See "Caution
About the Use of Rates" in
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