The 2003 Indiana Mortality Report provides a
summary of all the deaths of residents in Indiana during 2003 classified by the
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
Tenth Revision (ICD-10) cause of death code. Summary tables have also been
developed for each county and selected cities within Indiana. The information
provided in these tables is intended for health professionals, students,
legislators, and others interested in the health status of the Indiana
The 2003 Indiana Mortality Report uses the ICD-10 coding system to classify and group causes of death. The ICD-9 coding system was in use from 1978 to
1998. Although these two systems have much in common, causes of death in this report are exactly
comparable to causes of death since 1999, but not to causes in previous reports.
The 2003 Indiana Mortality Report also uses the 2000
standard million population to age-adjust the mortality rates. Reports before 1999
used the 1940 standard million population. Consequently, rates in this report are
comparable to rates since 1999, but not to rates in previous reports. State-level rates based on the 2000 standard million population
were calculated for 113 selected causes of death for the years 1995-1998 and are available in
Table 1a of the
1999 Indiana Mortality Report.
Information is provided to the State on each
cause of death under the authority of Indiana Code 16-37-1-3
The leading causes of death and populations of interest
are provided in the tables within the Highlights section.
The intent of this publication is to provide information to assess the changing health status
of the community,
to develop resources and interventions in areas of need, and to improve modifiable
health risk behaviors for
adverse health conditions.
Indiana currently uses the 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards for collecting data on race and ethnicity.
These standards are in use by all states who have not yet revised their birth certificates to meet the 1997 OMB standards for
collecting race and ethnicity information. The 1977 standards are also the standards used by the National Vital Statistics
System for national reporting. The relationship between these two OMB standards and the terms used to report race and
ethnicity in this report are as follows:
Most tables in this report will print on one page (8.5" x 11")
if margins are set to 0.25” in all dimensions and the tables
are viewed at the smallest font size.
The data file for this report was closed on April 21, 2005.