Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Deaths Due to All Causes, 1999-2007

The map below shows the age-adjusted mortality rate from 1999-2007 by county. The overall  mortality rate for Oklahoma was 948.0 deaths per 100,000 population, with a rate of 965.9 deaths per 100,000 population for rural counties (see map of rural Oklahoma). Adair County had the highest rate at 1,119.8 deaths per 100,000 population and Alfalfa County had the lowest rate at 753.3 deaths per 100,000 population. Regionally, southeast Oklahoma had the highest rate at 1,007.9 deaths per 100,000 population. The lowest regional rate was in northwest Oklahoma, including the Panhandle, at 875.3 deaths per 100,000 population. Northeast Oklahoma had a rate of 946.6 deaths per 100,000 population and the southwest region had a rate of 949.3 deaths per 100,000 population. **Please note that the map below has been corrected. In an earlier post Payne County was incorrectly classified on the map. The new map below places Payne County in the correct category. We apologize for any confusion our error may have caused.***

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