Leading Causes of Death in San Diego County, by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, HHSA Region and Supervisorial District. Gender and race/ethnicity are at the county geographic level.
1. Rank is based on total number of deaths in each of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) "rankable" categories. The top 15 leading causes of death presented here are based on the San Diego County residents for each year.
2. Cause of death is based on the underlying cause of death reported on death certificates as classified by ICD-10 codes.
3. Deaths for specific demographics or geographic area may not equal the total deaths for San Diego County due to missing data.
§ Not shown for fewer than 5 deaths.
Source: California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics, Office of Health Information and Research, Vital Records Business Intelligence System.
Prepared by County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency, Public Health Services, Community Health Statistics Unit, 2018.
Fractions by the Centers for Disease Control, Smoking‐Attributable Mortality, Morbidity, and Economic Costs (SAMMEC) System. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK294316/table/ch12.t4/?report=objectonly Note: Deaths with unknown age or sex were not included in the analysis. Deaths were pulled using 2016 ICD 10 codes.
Source: California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics, Office of Health Information and Research, Vital Records Business Intelligence System (2016). Prepared by County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency, Public Health Services, Community Health Statistics Unit, 2019.
Note: COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
a - Other cancers consist of cancers of the lip, pharynx and oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, larynx, cervix uteri (women), kidney and renal pelvis, bladder, liver, colon and rectum, and acute myeloid leukemia.
b - Other heart disease comprised of rheumatic heart disease, pulmonary heart disease, and other forms of heart disease.
c - Cerebrovascular diseases ICD-10 Codes: I60-I69
d - Other vascular diseases are comprised of atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm, and other arterial diseases.
e - Pulmonary diseases consists of pneumonia, influenza, emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airways obstruction.
f - Prenatal conditions (All Ages) comprised of ICD-10 codes: K55.0, P00.0, P01.0, P01.1, P01.5, P02.0, P02.1, P02.7, P07.0–P07.3, P10.2, P22.0–P22.9, P25.0–P27.9, P28.0, P28.1, P36.0–P36.9, P52.0–P52.3, and P77 (Dietz et al. 2010).
g - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ((All Ages) ICD-10 code R95
This is the official Live Well San Diego database with the Top 10 Indicators and Expanded Indicators. Baseline data begins in 2009 where data available and continues through current day. Data is collected on an annual basis.
This visualization provides an annual view of all cases by the top 10 manner types of death, grouped by manner of death (accident, homicide, suicide, natural, undetermined). Manner of Death, demographic, and location filters available for additional insight.
The County of San Diego measures staffing in staff years. In concept, a staff year is one person working full-time for one year; it is equivalent to the hours per year a full-time employee is expected to work. A normal fiscal year equals 2,088 staff hours (occasionally 2,080 or 2,096 staff hours). Two workers, each working half that number of hours, together equal one staff year. County salaries and benefits are based on the number of staff years required to provide a service.