December 14, 2016
A new study from researchers at the University of Washington shows the frequency of certain causes of death in every county in the United States from 1980-2014.
The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, used federal data to break down how often 21 mutually exclusive causes of death occurred across the country during a 24-year period.
Using the study's interactive map, below are the leading causes of death in Philadelphia. This is a look at statistics for 2014, the most recent year from which data was used. Philadelphia's statistics are also compared side-by-side to the rest of Pennsylvania and the country as a whole. The numbers indicate deaths per 100,000 residents:
|Cause of death||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania||United States|
|Diabetes, urogenital, blood
and endocrine diseases
|Chronic respiratory diseases||50.06||49.98||52.92|
|Diarrhea, lower respiratory
and other common infectious diseases
and substance use disorders
and interpersonal violence
|Cirrhosis and other
chronic liver diseases
|Other noncommunicable diseases||7.86||5.65||5.84|
|HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis||7.06||1.87||2.66|
and nutritional diseases
|Neglected tropical diseases
|Forces of nature,
war and legal intervention
To see how specific causes of death varied from year-to-year and in different counties, you can access the interactive map here.