H_USMortalityR Documentation

Mortality Rates in US by Cause and Gender

Description

These datasets record mortality rates across all ages in the USA by cause of death, sex, and rural/urban status, 2011–2013. The two datasets represent the national aggregate rates and the region-wise rates for each administrative region under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Usage

USMortality
USRegionalMortality

Format

USRegionalMortality is a data frame with 400 observations on the following 6 variables.

Region

A factor specifying HHS Region. See details.

Status

A factor with levels Rural and Urban

Sex

A factor with levels Female and Male

Cause

Cause of death. A factor with levels Alzheimers, Cancer, Cerebrovascular diseases, Diabetes, Flu and pneumonia, Heart disease, Lower respiratory, Nephritis, Suicide, and Unintentional injuries

Rate

Age-adjusted death rate per 100,000 population

SE

Standard error for the rate

USMortality is a data frame with 40 observations, containing the same variables with the exception of Region.

Details

The region-wise data give estimated rates separately for each of 10 HHS regions. The location of the regional offices and their coverage area, available from https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/iea/regional-offices/index.html, is given below.

HHS Region 01 - Boston:

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

HHS Region 02 - New York:

New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

HHS Region 03 - Philadelphia:

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

HHS Region 04 - Atlanta:

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

HHS Region 05 - Chicago:

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

HHS Region 06 - Dallas:

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

HHS Region 07 - Kansas City:

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska

HHS Region 08 - Denver:

Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

HHS Region 09 - San Francisco:

Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau

HHS Region 10 - Seattle:

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

References

Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center. _Exploring Rural and Urban Mortality Differences_, August 2015 Bethesda, MD. https://ruralhealth.und.edu/projects/health-reform-policy-research-center/rural-urban-mortality

Examples

dotplot(reorder(Cause, Rate) ~ Rate | Status,
        data = USMortality, groups = Sex,
        par.settings = simpleTheme(pch = 16), auto.key = list(columns = 2),
        scales = list(x = list(log = TRUE, equispaced.log = FALSE)))
dotplot(reorder(Cause, Rate):Sex ~ Rate | Status,
        data = USRegionalMortality, groups = Sex,
        scales = list(x = list(log = TRUE, equispaced.log = FALSE)))