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General Health Data: Death Statistics

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These published reports of Tennessee death statistics provide information on overall Tennessee resident mortality for all causes of death, leading causes of death, and demographic details for selected causes of death.

Terminology

Crude mortality rate: Also referred to as simply a "rate", the number of deaths occurring during the year for a given number (usually 1,000) of residents in the indicated geographic area, regardless of the distribution of ages in the population.

Age-adjusted mortality rate: The number of deaths occurring during the year for a set number (usually 100,000) residents in the indicated geographic area with respect to the age distribution in the area's population. The mortality rate is adjusted by calculating death rates for specific age groups and weighing the reported rate in proportion to the size of each age group.

Race and ethnicity: Race and ethnicity are recorded on the Tennessee death certificate from information collected from the informant. Race and ethnicity are asked separately and an informant may describe the deceased as having identified with any of up to 15 race categories and one of five (5) Hispanic or non-Hispanic origins.

For statistical presentation, Tennessee reports a single, predominant race that is estimated from the race or races that describe the deceased and from the demographic characteristics of their county of residence. Predominant race is based on the bridged race methodology created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Ethnicity is tabulated separately from race such that counts or rates represent individuals of Hispanic origin, regardless of race.

Sex: Sex is recorded on the Tennessee death certificate from information collected from the informant and/or the physician that certifies the cause of death. Sex may be verified for selected causes of death, but is otherwise recorded as provided by vital records informants.

All-Cause Death Counts and Mortality Rates by Demographic Groups and Geographic Area

  Geographic Area
Demographic Group Health Region County
Race 2019

2019, 2018, 20172016,

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,

2011, 2010, 2009

Race and Male Sex 2019 2019
Race and Female Sex 2019 2019
Ethnicity 2019  
Ethnicity and Male Sex 2019  
Ethnicity and Female Sex 2019  

Leading Causes of Death

The most frequently occurring underlying conditions or diseases or fatal injuries in a population that can be ranked according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC-NCHS).

 

Tennessee Statewide Leading Causes of Death
Demographic Group Year
Leading Causes of Death by Race 2019
Leading Causes of Death by Race, Male Sex 2019
Leading Causes of Death by Race, Female Sex 2019
Leading Causes of Death by Ethnicity 2019
Leading Causes of Death by Sex 2019

 

 

Tennessee Statewide Leading Causes of Death by Sex and Age Group
Demographic Group Year
Leading Causes of Death Infant Deaths Aged < 1 Year 2019
Leading Causes of Death Ages 1-14 Years 2019
Leading Causes of Death Ages 15-24 Years 2019
Leading Causes of Death Ages 25-34 Years 2019
Leading Causes of Death Ages 35-44 Years 2019
Leading Causes of Death Ages 45-54 Years 2019
Leading Causes of Death Ages 55-64 Years 2019
Leading Causes of Death Ages 65 Years and Older 2019

 

 

Leading Causes of Death by Health Region
  Demographic Group
Health Region Sex Race
Davidson 2019 2019
East 2019 2019
Hamilton 2019 2019
Knox 2019 2019
Madison 2019 2019
Mid-Cumberland 2019 2019
Northeast 2019 2019
Shelby 2019 2019
South Central 2019 2019
Southeast 2019 2019
Sullivan 2019 2019
Upper Cumberland 2019 2019
West 2019 2019
All Health Regions 2019 2019

 

 

Leading Causes of Death by County for Selected Counties or Years
Note: Links download report for all included counties
   
Demographic Group Years
Counties with Populations of 20,000 or greater 2019
All Counties, Multiple Years 2014-2017

Deaths and Mortality Rates for Selected Causes of Death

Infant Deaths
Infant Deaths (age < 1 year) per 1,000 Live Births by Health Region and Race
2019        
 
Infant Deaths (age < 1 year) per 1,000 Live Births by County and Race
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
         
Neonatal Infant Deaths (age < 1 month) per 1,000 Live Births by County and Race
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
         
Postneonatal Infant Deaths (age 1 month and older) per 1,000 Live Births by County and Race
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

 

 

Deaths and Mortality Rates for Selected Causes by Ethnicity
Selected Causes of Death Statewide by Ethnicity
2019                     
         
Selected Causes of Death Statewide by Ethnicity and Male Sex
2019        
         
Selected Causes of Death Statewide by Ethnicity and Female Sex
2019        

 

 

Diseases of the Heart
  Geographic Area
Demographic Group Health Region County
Race, Total Population 2019

2018, 2017, 2016,

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,

2011, 2010, 2009

Race and Male Sex 2019  
Race and Female Sex 2019  
Sex, Total Population   2019

 

 

Malignant Neoplasms
  Geographic Area
Demographic Group Health Region County
Race, Total Population 2019

2018, 2017, 2016,

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,

2011, 2010, 2009

Race and Male Sex 2019  
Race and Female Sex 2019  
Sex, Total Population   2019

 

 

All Accidental Causes
  Geographic Area
Demographic Group Health Region County
Race, Total Population 2019

2018, 2017, 2016,

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,

2011, 2010, 2009

Race and Male Sex 2019  
Race and Female Sex 2019  
Total Population   2019

 

 

Cerebrovascular Disease
  Geographic Area
Demographic Group Health Region County
Race, Total Population 2019

2018, 2017, 2016,

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,

2011, 2010, 2009

Race and Male Sex 2019  
Race and Female Sex 2019  
Total Population   2019

 

 

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD)
CLRD by Health Region and Race
2019                    
 
CLRD by Health Region and Sex
2019        
         
CLRD by County and Sex
2019        

 

 

Alzheimer's Disease
  Geographic Area
Demographic Group Health Region County
Race, Total Population 2019

2017, 2013

Sex, Total Population 2019  
Total Population   2019

 

 

Diabetes Mellitus
  Geographic Area
Demographic Group Health Region County
Race, Total Population 2019

2018, 2017, 2016,

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,

2011, 2010, 2009

Sex, Total Population 2019  
Total Population   2019

 

 

Suicide
  Geographic Area
Demographic Group Health Region County
Race, Total Population 2019

2018, 2017, 2016,

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,

2011, 2010, 2009

Sex, Total Population 2019  
     
  Decedent Age
Demographic Group Age Groups 
(includes 10-19)
Ages 10-19 
(by County)
Race, Total Population 2019

2018, 2017, 2016,

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,

2011, 2010, 2009

Sex, Total Population 2019  

 

 

Assault (Homicide)
  Geographic Area
Demographic Group Health Region County
Race, Total Population 2019

2018, 2017, 2016,

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,

2011, 2010, 2009

Sex, Total Population 2019  

 

 

Motor Vehicle Accidents
  Decedent Age Geographic Region
Demographic Group Age Group Health Region County
Race, Total Population 2019

2019

20182017, 2016,

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,

2011, 2010, 2009

Sex, Total Population 2019 2019