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United States Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Rates by County 1980-2014


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1980 - 12/2014
Data type
  • Subnationally representative

IHME research produced estimates for age-standardized mortality rates by county from chronic respiratory diseases. The estimates were generated using de-identified death records from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS); population counts from the U.S. Census Bureau, NCHS, and the Human Mortality Database; the cause list from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD); and the application of small area estimation models. This dataset provides estimates for age-standardized mortality rates by disease type and sex at the county level for each state, the District of Columbia, and the United States as a whole for 1980-2014, as well as the changes in rates for each location during this period. Also included are data on the 10 counties with the highest and lowest mortality rates for each disease type in 2014. Study results were published in JAMA in September 2017 in "Trends and patterns of differences in chronic respiratory disease mortality among US counties, 1980–2014."