Health Indicator Report of Death Rate from All Causes
The overall death rate of a population reflects the average life expectancy of individuals in that population. The lower the death rate, the higher the life expectancy
NotesAge-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population
- [http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/Epidemiology/OESS-VS Office of Vital Statistics, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services]
- Montana Population Estimates: [https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm The population data are Bridged Race Population Estimates], produced by the National Center for Health Statistics.
- U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/].
Data Interpretation IssuesThe age-adjusted death rate is used to compare across different populations that have different age distributions, such as comparing across years, race/ethnic groups and Montana versus the United States. The age-adjusted rate controls for the effect of age on the rate. It is useful for comparison, but does not indicate the magnitude of the actual rate.
DefinitionAge-adjusted death rate from all causes of death is the number of deaths per 100,000 U.S.standard population.
NumeratorTotal number of deaths from all causes
DenominatorTotal population during the same time period
How Are We Doing?In 2014, there were 9,345 deaths among Montana residents, yielding an age-adjusted death rate of 729.5 deaths per 100,000.
Evidence-based PracticesReducing the all-cause death rate would be accomplished by reducing early deaths from the leading causes of death in Montana.
Page Content Updated On 05/21/2016, Published on 05/21/2016