What is the heart disease death rate for the East North Central region?
Heart disease death rate
number of deaths from heart disease__ X 100,000
total population of persons
=301.350/ 100,000 population
3. What is the proportionate mortality rate for heart disease in the East North Central region?
the proportionate mortality
Number of deaths due to heart disease during a given time interval X 1000
Total number of deaths from all causes during the same time interval130,141
=333.315/ 1000 population
Proportionate mortality= Number of deaths assigned to a specific cause during a given time interval 1000
Total number of deaths from all causes during the same time interval
Bonus Question: Can you tell by looking at the data if there is another region similar to the East North Central region?
Yes. United States is similar to East North Central region but proper calculation is required to be sure. The variance is very little and negligible
Part II: Data Analysis
Below is some sample data that allows you to simply calculate some basic rates.
Table 2. Preliminary Data for Unintentional Injuries
# in population
Total deaths – All causes
What is the crude mortality rate per 100,000 population?
Crude Death Rate (CDR) =___number of deaths during time period____ X 100,000
total population at mid-point of time period
What is the cause specific mortality rate for injuries?
Cause – specific Death Rate=_number of deaths from a specified cause during time period_X100,000
Total population at mid-point of time period
What is the case fatality rate (%) for injuries?
Cause – specific Death Rate=_Number case fatality X100
Total number of injury cases
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