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CDC’s State Death Map Shows Distinctive Causes Of Mortality

CDC State Death Map

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a map which shows the most distinctive causes of death for each state and the District of Colombia.

The map, which was published Thursday and covers 2001 through 2010, highlights nonstandard cause-of-death certification practices within and between states potentially capable of addressing such practices through education as well as training, according to the CDC.

One limitation exhibited by the map is its depiction of only one distinctive cause of death for each state.

All of the listed causes of deaths, which range from syphilis to influenza, were significantly higher than national averages.

The project was supported in part by the CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries through a cooperative agreement awarded to the New York State Department of Health.

The study, which the map serves as a visual representation of, found that the largest number of deaths mapped were in Michigan, where 37,292 people died from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Montana had the fewest number of deaths, with just 11 deaths attributed to acute and rapidly progressive nephritic and nephrotic syndrome.

Florida saw 15,000 deaths attributed to HIV.

Texas saw 22 deaths as a result of tuberculosis.

The study’s lead author, Francis P. Boscoe, PHD, a research scientist with the New York State Health Department, told ABC News that Alaska’s number of deaths attributed to accidents by boat or plane is “41 per million” in comparison to the rest of the country’s six deaths per million.

In Alaska, the number of deaths due to accidents by boat or plane is 41 per million but in rest of country it’s six [deaths] per million so it’s seven times higher

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