United States Weekly Death by Select Causes (2014 to Present)

November 14, 2023
data visualization epidemiology United States Public Health


Published: September 17, 2022
Updated: November 14, 2023 at 06:57PM
Note: This page is no longer being updated, because CDC (as of September 27, 2023) is no longer updating the Weekly Provisional Counts of Deaths by State and Select Causes, 2020-2023 dataset on data.cdc.gov.



Overview

Welcome to my data analysis page for cumulative counts of deaths by select causes the United States. The data presented on this page are obtained from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, via the data.CDC.gov open data platform. The data are provisional and subject to updates.

Data Overview

The data on this page are presented in the form of an animated bar graph. The y-axis shows select causes of death and the x-axis shows cumulative death counts. Data labels beside the bars indicate the cumulative death count for the respective cause for the respective week-ending date. As the animation progresses over time, the continuously updating week-ending date is shown in the subtitle. The dataset also includes weekly provisional counts of death for COVID-19, coded to ICD-10 code U07.1 as an underlying or multiple cause of death. Please note that death counts are presented with a one week lag.

How to Use These Data

To view the data, simply watch the animation on the page. You can pause, rewind, or fast-forward the animation as needed. The data labels beside the bars will update automatically as the animation progresses.

Why These Data are Important

These data are important because they provide a clear and visual representation of how death counts have changed over time, by select causes, across the United States. This can help us understand the impact of COVID-19 on overall mortality, as well as the impact of other causes of death, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Implications for Public Health Practice

The data presented on this page can be used to inform public health practice in several ways. For example, they can be used to identify patterns and trends in mortality, which can help us understand how to prioritize public health interventions. Additionally, they can be used to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on overall mortality and to evaluate the effectiveness of public health interventions in reducing deaths from this disease. The data can also be used to understand the impact of other causes of death, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, on the population.


Data Visualization


Graph Prepared By: Isaac H. Michaels, MPH
Data Source: CDC (final data, provisional data)


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