Population-Adjusted Share of Deaths by Leading Causes, Race & Ethnicity

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties | 2020-2022*

Data Source:

California Department of Public Health

California Health and Human Services Agency


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data are from the State of California, Department of Public Health, California Vital Data (Cal-ViDa), accessed February 5, 2023. 2022 data are through November. For death rate calculations by race and ethnicity, <11 was assumed to be 5. Deaths are by place of residence, not place of death. Leading causes of death include Accidents (unintentional injuries); Alzheimer’s Disease; Assault (Homicide); Cerebrovascular diseases (Stroke); Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (Liver Disease); Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases; Diabetes mellitus (Diabetes); Diseases of heart (Heart Disease); Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (Hypertension); Influenza & Pneumonia; Intentional self-harm (Suicide), Malignant neoplasms (Cancer); Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (Nephritis); and Parkinson’s Disease. COVID-19 deaths are from the California COVID-19 State Dashboard via the CalHHS Open Data Portal (accessed 2/5/23). Deaths by race and ethnicity and adjusted to the population of each racial and ethnic group using the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates for 2021. COVID deaths for each racial and ethnic group were not age-adjusted due to lack of available data. The reporting of COVID data by race and ethnicity does not specifically state whether racial groups are non-Hispanic or Latino, or if they are exclusive categories; as such, analyses of the Multiple & Other share of population-adjusted deaths from COVID should be used cautiously with this in mind.

*data through November 2022

White, Asian, Black/African-American, and Multiple & Other are Non-Hispanic.

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