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Mortality Rate from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease


Mortality Rate from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

What does this measure?

The number of deaths per year due to chronic lower respiratory disease (CRLD), expressed as an age-adjusted rate per 100,000 residents.

Why is this important?

CRLD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and fifth in Pennsylvania. Mortality rates for specific causes of death can show to what extent a community is embracing advances in prevention, care, and treatment of specific ailments.

How is our county performing?

In 2016, there were 49 deaths from CRLD per 100,000 people in Erie County. This rate was higher than the state rate (37) and the national rate (41). The county rate fluctuated from 2000 to 2016, dropping as low as 35 in 2001 and peaking at 52 in 2011. The state and national rates also fluctuated during this period, though by less than Erie County.

How do we compare to similar counties?

The 2016 mortality rate for CRLD in Erie County was higher than all three counties. Broome County, NY was at 32, Luzerne County, PA at 41 and Stark County, OH at 48.

Notes about the data

Rates have been adjusted for differences in age and gender among the geographies. National data are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; state- and county-level data are from state health departments.

Mortality Rate from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
United States4444444442444141454342434242414241
Pennsylvania4039393939393638424038403939373837
Erie County, PA4435373942443642464740524751444249
Broome County, NY5053464247484241474239404043375332
Stark County, OH4951465348524157544451465050474848
Luzerne County, PA3034333035393140434239384047413741

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Notes: Rates per 100,000 residents








INDICATORS TREND | ERIE COUNTY
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Establishments Maintaining
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Employees Increasing
Tourism Spending Maintaining
Median Age Increasing
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Total Population Decreasing
Foreign Born Population Increasing
Household Types Not Applicable
Average Household Size Maintaining
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Public Assistance Maintaining
Change in Average Salary Decreasing
Unemployment Rate Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Employment by Sector Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty by Education Level Not Applicable
Homeownership Rates Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Median Rent Maintaining
Student Performance in Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Student Performance in Grade 3 Math Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Maintaining
Per Student Spending Maintaining
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Education Level of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Air Quality Increasing
Water Quality Maintaining
Recycling Tons Per Capita Maintaining
Solid Waste Per Capita Maintaining
Vehicles by Fuel Type Not Applicable
Mortality Rate Decreasing
Death from Heart Disease Decreasing
Death from Cancer Decreasing
Death from Stroke Decreasing
Death from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Increasing
Hypertension Prevalance Increasing
Diabetes Prevalence Increasing
Asthma Increasing
People Without Healthcare Coverage Decreasing
People Without a Primary Care Physician Increasing
Routine Checkups Increasing
People Who Cannot Afford Healthcare Decreasing
Adults Who are Overweight or Obese Increasing
Children Who are Overweight or Obese Increasing
Teens Who are Overweight or Obese Increasing
Adult Smokers Decreasing
Physically Inactive Adults Decreasing
Binge Drinking Maintaining
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Non Smoking During Pregnancy Increasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing