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2010-2012 Mortality Rate Maps By Tennessee Health Department Regions

Age-adjusted mortality rates were calculated from the 2010-2012 Death Statistical System provided by the Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Health Statistics. Data were for Tennessee residents with underlying cause of death recorded as diseases of the heart (ICD10 codes of I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51), cancer (C00-C97), stroke (I60-I69), CLRD (J40-J47), diabetes (E10-E14), Alzheimer's (G30), or unintentional injury (V01-X59, Y85-Y86). Rates were age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using the direct method. Race classifications of "white" and "African-American" refer to individuals regardless of Hispanic origin.

In some regions, mortality rates were based on relatively small numbers of deaths, especially for African-Americans. These results should be interpreted with caution.