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Death Statistics 

Many important public health indicators are derived from death certificates. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) receives certificates for all deaths occurring in the state and also for deaths to Ohio residents which occurred outside the state. These reports are combined into annual statistical data files which are used to calculate the statistics in this section of the ODH website. Mortality data are usually presented as counts or population-based rates. Mortality statistics are an important component of public health surveillance and assessment. In order to access the mortality statistical tables, click on the reports listed below.

If you are looking for information about purchasing certified copies of death records, click here for ordering information.

For data from 2007 to the present, use the Data Warehouse.  To review an illustrated guide about our mortality death data in the Warehouse, click here

Six Leading Causes of Death

Contains: number of deaths by cause, age-adjusted mortality rate.


Last Updated: 5/16/2018