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Death Query Module Health Indicator Selection

Death record data is composed of variables extracted from death certificates based on deaths that occur in the State of Hawaii as captured by the Hawaii State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM). Death certificates contain important information about the person who died and the date, time, location and cause of death. Cause(s) of death are determined by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, medical examiner or coroner, and are coded and processed in accordance with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10). The ICD-10 codes are designed to promote international comparability in the collection, processing, classification and presentation of mortality statistics. This process yields a single select cause of death known as the underlying cause of death, which is presented here. Death data can be viewed by the place where the death happened (place of occurrence) or by the place of residence of the decedent (Hawaii location, Other US, or International).

In accordance with policies of the OHSM, Hawaii data excludes all death records with HIV/AIDS (ICD-10: B20-B24, R75 or Z21) as the underlying or a non-underlying cause. To protect the privacy of the deceased, cell size restrictions are applied when the numerator (number of deaths) is between 1 and 9.

State and national data be accessed on CDC WONDER for underlying cause of death or multiple cause of death.

DATA RELEASE NOTES: Click here for Death Data Release notes.

RELATED VIDEOS: Click here for the most recent Death Query Module Coffee Break webinar.
The information provided above is from the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse and the Hawaii State Department of Health's Hawaii-IBIS web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sun, 26 September 2021 5:57:50 from Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: ".

Content updated: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 12:56:49 HST