Data News Item: Improvements made to service area calculations for all mortality indicators sourced from the California Department of Public Health Death (CDPH) Death Statistical Master File.

Service area mortality rates now tabulated from ZCTA-level data (instead of county-level data) to provide more accurate small-area estimates. Service area race/ethnicity mortality rates removed.

Affected indicators:

  • Cancer Mortality (CA Only);
  • Heart Disease Mortality (CA Only);
  • Stroke Mortality (CA Only);
  • Motor Vehicle Crash Death (CA Only);
  • Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Death (CA Only);</
  • Suicide (CA Only)
  • Homicide (CA Only)