Definition: Rate of deaths per 100,000 individuals.
Why is this important: Tracking death rates may identify groups that are at an increased risk for premature death. The leading cause of death for infants is perinatal conditions that make survival difficult, such as preterm birth or congenital defects. Children and young adults are more likely to die from intentional or unintentional injury. Leading causes of death among older adults are more likely to be related to physical health conditions.
Where are we: In 2009 in Spokane County, there were 4,000 deaths. The death rate significantly increased from 2005 to 2009. The 2009 death rate in Spokane County was significantly higher than that of Washington State and the U.S.
Among Spokane County residents in 2009:
There was no difference in death rates between males and females.
Additional Information: Chronic conditions are the leading cause of death. Nearly half of all deaths in Spokane County in 2007 were from cancer or heart disease.
|Data Source||DOH, CHS, 2009|
|Rate per 100,000|
|Geography||Spokane County||859.1 (832.7-886.2)|
|Age||<18 yrs||52.8 (40.1-68.3)|
|18-34 yrs||77.2 (61.6-95.4)|
|35-44 yrs||176.5 (144.6-213.2)|
|45-64 yrs||631.1 (587.4-677.2)|
|65+ yrs||4,812.4 (4,640.9-4,988.7)|