Mortality Rates By State

The age-adjusted death rate for the U.S. was 746.2 deaths per 100,000 people in 2010. State rates range from 961.9 for Mississippi to 589.6 for Hawaii, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The map below illustrates state mortality rates for 2010 and 2009, with states having higher rates shown in dark red. Click a state to view age-adjusted rates per 100,000 population. Figures listed for 2010 are preliminary.

For more information on the methodology used to compute death rates, please refer to the National Vital Statistics Report.