Download Data File: Mortality rates linked to county level SES index data (CSV, 31.4 MB)

The follow data were excluded:

  • American Indian/Alaska Natives in non- Contract Health Service Delivery Areas Counties (CHSDAs)
  • Oklahoma for 1991-1996
  • New Hampshire for 1991-1992

These data are associated with the following technical report:

Mariotto AB, Zou Z, Johnson CJ, Scoppa S, Weir HK, Huang B. Geographical, racial and socio-economic variation in life expectancy in the US and their impact on cancer relative survivalExternal Web Site Policy. PLoS ONE 2018 Jul:13(7): e0201034. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201034.

Data Dictionary
Variable Name and Values Notes
State State FIPS code
Year
1992 = 1991-1993
1993 = 1992-1994
1994 = 1993-1995
1995 = 1994-1996
1996 = 1995-1997
1997 = 1996-1998
1998 = 1997-1999
1999 = 1998-2000
2000 = 1999-2001
2001 = 2000-2002
2002 = 2001-2003
2003 = 2002-2004
2004 = 2003-2005
2005 = 2004-2006
2006 = 2005-2007
2007 = 2006-2008
2008 = 2007-2009
2009 = 2008-2010
2010 = 2009-2011
2011 = 2010-2012
2012 = 2011-2013
Each year is created from 3 years of data for stability.
Sex
1 = Male
2 = Female
Race/ethnicity
1 = Non-Hispanic White
2 = Non-Hispanic Black
3 = Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native
4 = Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander
5 = Hispanic (All races)
9 = * Non-Hispanic
* Resultant modeled expected rates used for Non-Hispanic Unknown Race cases.
Yost SES (1-5) 1 is the lowest SES quintile, 5 is the highest.
Age
0 = 0 Years
1 = 1-4 Years
2 = 5-9 Years
3 = 10-14 Years
4 = 15-19 Years
5 = 20-24 Years
6 = 25-29 Years
7 = 30-34 Years
8 = 35-39 Years
9 = 40-44 Years
10 = 45-49 Years
11 = 50-54 Years
12 = 55-59 Years
13 = 60-64 Years
14 = 65-69 Years
15 = 70-74 Years
16 = 75-79 Years
17 = 80-84 Years
18 = 85+ Years
Mortality Count "." when count < 10.

Some counts are non-integers. This is due to apportioning deaths with unknown
ethnicity into either Hispanic or one of the non-Hispanic races. This was done
by using year-, sex-, age-, state-county- specific race/ethnicity proportions for
deaths with known ethnicity applied to the deaths with unknown ethnicity.
Person Years at Risk
Count/Person Years at Risk "." when count < 10.