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Query Results for Hawaii Death Data - Count

Year Filter: 2019, 2018, 2017
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Death Certificate Data

Death certificates in Hawaii are required to be filed by funeral directors. Funeral directors obtain demographic information from an informant, a close family member of the decedent. The cause of death is certified by the decedent's health care provider (physician or nurse practitioner) or the health care provider who attended the death. Unattended deaths are certified by the local health officer. Accidental and suspicious deaths are certified by the Office of the Medical Examiner. Death certificate data go through extensive edits for completeness and consistency. The DOH Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM) does periodic trainings for funeral directors and local registrars.

When death certificates are received, the cause of death literals are keyed into software locally by the OHSM, then shipped to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) where they are machine coded into ICD-10 cause-of-death codes. NCHS returns the ICD-10 codes to OHSM where the death records are updated.

Suppression of Estimates

In accordance with data use restrictions of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), counts of fewer than 9 and rates based on counts of 9 or fewer are suppressed. The NCHS further recommends that rates based on counts of less than 20 should be regarded as unreliable.

Death Certificate Data

Comparable data for the nation and other states may be found on the CDC's Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER) [].

Death Record Exclusion

In accordance with the policies of the Office of Health Status Monitoring, Hawaii data excludes all death records with HIV/AIDS (ICD-10: B20-B24, R75 or Z21) as the underlying or a non-underlying cause.
  • Citation: Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Vital Statistics Death Data. '[Chart Title, appropriate years(s)].' Hawaii-IBIS Accessed on [Query Date Time Stamp].
These data were queried on: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:36:59 HST
The dataset was last updated on: Wed, 8 Sep 2021 14:07:04 HST

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Content updated: Mon, 17 May 2021 09:08:43 HST