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

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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)