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Major Cardiovascular Diseases (Aamr)

Time Range: 2005-2008       Resolution: Census Block Group

The ICD 10-CM cause of death code for major cardiovascular diseases include I00-I78. Age standardization uses the standard million method described by the Center for Disease Control. Weights are based on the 2000 Census population (see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/statnt/statnt20.pdf Table 1).
Rationale
Age-adjusted Mortality Rates (AAMR) are the death rates that would occur if the observed age-specific death rates were present in a population with an age distribution equal to a standard population. Values higher than a predetermined average (national, state, county) indicate that, after accounting for differences in age, a predetermined area's (city, zip code, neighborhood) mortality rate is higher than the average.
Source
Connecticut Department of Health, Office of Vital Records - Death Certficiate. http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=394598. Population estimates come from the Nielsen Claritas Pop-Facts Demographic Report for 2007

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