Mortality Rates in the United States

This map displays the rates of mortality by cause of death in the United States from 1969-2009. The current map displays the percentage of total deaths per state.

  • To  examine a different cause of death, click on the Contents button (contentsbutton) above the Legend..
  • Choose the first drop-down option to the right of “USMortalityRates” and select “Change symbols.”  Then, select the desired cause of death from the “To Show” drop-down menu.
  • To animate the map to show the change in rates through time, click on Play button playbutton at the bottom.