Suburban Cook County Selected Causes of Death
What are vital statistics death data?
Which causes of death are in the data set and how were they selected?
What time period is the data available for?
What counts and rates are included?
Which geographic areas are included?
- Suburban Cook County (SCC) which includes all of Cook County except for the city of Chicago
- Municipalities within SCC with populations of 500 or more)
What demographic information is available?
What can this data be used for?
What is the mortality rate for different populations in SCC?
The overall age-adjusted mortality rate for SCC is approximately 700 deaths per 100,000 population. Disparities in mortality rates are evident when comparing the overall age-adjusted mortality rates for the south suburbs (approx. 900 deaths per 100,000 population and the north suburbs (approx. 580 deaths per 100,000)
What are the leading causes of death in SCC?
Are drug overdose death rates higher than rates due to motor-vehicle accidents?
What are factors associated with mortality rates?
How does CCDPH use this data?
- It is the primary source of information for identifying and monitoring chronic diseases and other public health problem
- To identify health problems and monitor health programs
- To describe the health status of a defined community by looking at changes in the community over time or by comparing health events in that community to events occurring in other communities or the state as a whole.
- For program planning and evaluation
- To prioritize public health issues and allocate resources