CDC Wonder U.S.-Mexico Border Area Mortality

Description: CDC WONDER is an on-line analysis query system that has been tailored to the border region. The Underlying Cause of Death (UCOD) and Multiple Cause of Death (MCOD) for the U.S.-Mexico Border Regions database contains mortality and population counts for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region (i.e., 44 counties within 100 kilometers/62 miles as identified by the La Paz Agreement) and the U.S. Non-Border Region with the remaining counties. Statistics for each of the 44 border counties in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are also available.

Data are based on death certificates for U.S. residents. Each death certificate identifies a single underlying cause of death as well as multiple causes of death and demographic data. Data are also available for place of death, month and weekday of death, and whether an autopsy was performed.

The number of deaths, crude death rates or age-adjusted death rates, and 95% confidence intervals and standard errors for death rates can be obtained by place of residence (total U.S., region, state and county), age group (single-year-of age, 5-year age groups, 10-year age groups and infant age groups), race, Hispanic ethnicity, gender, year, cause-of-death (4-digit ICD-10 code or group of codes), injury intent and injury mechanism, drug/alcohol-induced causes and urbanization categories.

Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Underlying Cause of Death with U.S.-Mexico Border Regions 1999-2017 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released December, 2018. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2017, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. U.S.-Mexico border counties have been defined as the 44 counties that are located within 100 kilometers (62 miles) defined under the La Paz agreement (1983).


POC: Juan R. Albertorio-Diaz. ( Statistician, National Center for Health Statistics

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