Index: Health / Subcategory: Physical Health

Mortality

Date Updated: 10/02/2012

Mortality refers to the number or rate of deaths that occur in a population. Rates used in this report are per 100,000 residents and are age-adjusted rates (used to provide a basis of comparison for two groups).

The following data were obtained from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment's Colorado Health Information Database (COHID). CDPHE protects patient confidentiality by limiting access to data when identification is statistically possible. Therefore, in certain circumstances (e.g., racial and ethnic health), data for Larimer County were suppressed and unavailable for analysis.

See Additional Information section for data regarding life expectancy.

What this chart shows: General Mortality Rate (per 100,000) in Colorado & Larimer County, 2002-2011

*Age-Adjusted Rate

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

See data table

What the above data tell us:

Mortality rates for Larimer County and Colorado decreased appreciably between 2002 and 2006. This primarily appears to be the result of decreases in deaths due to cardiovascular disease and cancer, the two leading causes of death.

See the data table for the morality rates and number of deaths.

What this chart shows: Mortality Rate (per 100,000 Residents) for Top 10 Causes of Death in the United States, 2010

*Age-Adjusted Rate

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control [pdf]

See data table

What this chart shows: Mortality Rate (per 100,000 Residents) for Leading Causes of Death in Colorado & Larimer County, 2011

*Age-Adjusted Rate

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

See data table

What the above data tell us: In 2011, the leading causes of death in Colorado and Larimer County were heart disease and cancer.

With respect to the remaining leading causes of death, Larimer County had higher mortality rates than Colorado for cerebrovascular diseases (strokes), suicide, and other respiratory diseases. Colorado, however, had higher mortality rates for chronic lower respiratory disease, unintentional injuries (accidents), Alzheimer's disease, influenza and pneumonia and diabetes.

For top ten conditions by gender, see the Men's and Women's Health pages.

What this chart shows: Mortality Rate (per 100,000 Residents) by Gender in Larimer County, 2002-2011

*Age-Adjusted Rate

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

See data table

What the above data tell us: The mortality rates for both males and females in Larimer County generally decreased over the last decade. This appears to be part of a nationwide decline in mortality rates for males during this period, primarily due to decreasing rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Average mortality rates during this period were higher in males (754.5 per 100,000) than females (556.6 per 100,000).

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Data Tables:

General Mortality Rate (per 100,000) - Colorado & Larimer County
(Age-Adjusted Rate)

Colorado

Larimer County

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

2002

29,157 801.1 1,552 733.4

2003

29,410 789.2 1,545 698.1

2004

28,227 735.9 1,474 645.3

2005

29,521 750.2 1,551 647.5

2006

29,413 728.9 1,501 601.2

2007

29,888 720.4 1,615 618.6

2008

31,205 725.8 1,709 623.8

2009

31,132 694.4 1,722 599.7

2010

31,435 676.6 1,885 635.2

2011

32,566 680.6 1,879 612.4

See chart

Mortality Rate (per 100,000) by Type - United States, 2009 (Age-Adjusted Rate)

Number

Rate

Heart Disease

595,444 178.5

Cancer

573,855 172.5

Chronic Low Respiratory Disease

137,789 42.1

Cerebrovascular Diseases (Stroke)

129,180 39.0

Unintentional Injuries

118,043 37.1

Alzheimer's Disease

83,308 25.0

Diabetes Mellitus

68,905 20.8

Kidney Disease

50,472 15.3

Influenza & Pneumonia

50,003 15.1

Suicide

37,793 11.9

See chart

Mortality Rate (per 100,000) by Type, 2011 (Age-Adjusted Rate)

Colorado

Larimer County

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Cancer

7,037

143.6

413

131.8

Heart Disease

6,207

131.2

371

122.0

Cerebrovascular Diseases

1,607

34.8

119

38.0

Unintentional Injuries

2,317

46.3

117

37.0

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

2,161

46.8

107

34.5

Alzheimer's Disease

1,305

29.3

73

24.5

Suicide

910

17.4

54

17.5

Diabetes

790

16.4

41

13.4

Other Respiratory Diseases

392

8.4

31

10.9

Influenza & Pneumonia

614

13.1

33

10.9

See chart

Mortality Rate by Gender in Larimer County (Age-Adjusted Rate)

Male

Female

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

2002

768 889.8 784 623.3

2003

776 852.5 769 587.9

2004

684 725.9 790 585.5

2005

765 789.3 786 551.8

2006

732 701.8 769 522.2

2007

810 757.5 805 521.2

2008

812 715.8 897 548.0

2009

848 702.1 874 520.4

2010

905 721.4 980 563.5

2011

904 688.8 975 542.6

See chart