All numbers and rates pertain to place of residence (not occurrence).

If an Age group, Race, Sex, Ethnicity or Education Level are chosen, all rates/percentages include only the choices in both the numerator and denominator.

Early Neonatal Period
The period from birth to 6 days of age.
Hispanic or Latino includes persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Non-Hispanic + Hispanic may not equal the total number of events due to persons of unknown ethnicity.
Infant Mortality Rate
Formula = [Number of infant deaths / Live births] * 1,000. (Rates maybe cause specific)
International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)
A statistical classification system, in use since 1979, that arranges diseases and injuries into groups according to established criteria. It is used to improve comparability of cause of death statistics reported by different governmental entities. Most ICD-9-CM codes are numeric and consist of three, four or five numbers and a description. The codes are revised approximately every 10 years by the World Health Organization and annual updates are published by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), now the Center for Medicare, Medicaid Services.
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, (ICD-10)
An alphanumeric coding scheme that replaces ICD-9, and used for mortality data since 1999. ICD-10 codes were developed by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centres for Classification of Diseases.
Late Neonatal Period
The period after birth 7 through 27 days of age.
Neonatal Period
The period from birth to 27 days of age.
Any county with 50,000 or more total population according to the United States decennial census of 2010 or any future such census (GA Code § 31-6-2 and 31-7-94.1).
Percent by Cause
Formula = [The number of deaths from a selected cause / Total number of deaths] * 100.
Percent within State
Formula = [The number of deaths in a selected geography / Total number of deaths in the state] * 100.
Percent of Births within State
Formula = [The number of births in a selected geography / Total births in the state] *100.
Postneonatal Period
The period after birth 28 through 364 days of age.
Per the Federal Office of Management and Budget, Directive 15 (1997),
Both Numerator and Denominator can be Place, Race, Age, Time, Ethnicity, Sex-specific:
Rate = [ N PRATES-M / D PRATES ] * 1000
M - Measure(s)
N - Number of Infant Deaths
D - Number of Live Births
Rates that use Census Population Estimates in the denominator are unable to be calculated when the selected population is Unknown.
Any county having a population of less than 50,000 according to the United States decennial census of 2010 or any future such census (GA Code § 31-6-2 and 31-7-94.1).
Selected Causes Total
‘Selected Causes Total’ shows up in Web Query output tables that have been Stratified, and refers only to any subcategories of a given “parent” cause category. Please note that if a parent cause category is chosen in addition to subcategories, ‘Selected Causes Total’ refers only to the subcategories. Example:
‘Selected Causes Total’ refers only to Falls and Drowning, not the parent category External Causes of which Falls and Drowning are a part. The same principle applies to Selected Races, Selected Ethnicities, etc.
Socioeconomic (SES) Vulnerability
Socioeconomic (SES) Vulnerability refers to the socioeconomic status domain/subset of the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) 2020. Socioeconomic vulnerability ranks census tracts within Georgia on 5 factors: below 150% poverty, unemployed, housing cost burden, no high school diploma, and no health insurance. Percentile ranking values range from 0 to 1, with higher values indicating greater vulnerability/lower socioeconomic status. Quintiles of the percentile rankings were used to create class breaks (Very Low, Low, Average, High and Very High SES Vulnerability). Keep in mind that “Very Low” SES Vulnerability equates to a High SES status. For more information see For data dictionary click here.

Layman Term ICD10 (ICD9) codes International Classification of Diseases Term Description
Fetal & Infant Conditions P00.0 - P96.9 (760-771.2, 771.4-779) Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period Conditions to the fetus/child associated with the period of time near birth.
Prematurity P07 (765) Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified.
Lack of Oxygen to the Fetus P20 - P21 (768) Intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia Any condition during pregnancy or childbirth where the oxygen is cut off to the fetus.
Respiratory Distress Syndrome P22 (769) Respiratory distress of newborn Respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn, also called hyaline membrane disease, is a lung disorder that primarily affects premature infants and causes increasing difficulty in breathing.
Birth-related Infections P35 - P39 (771.0-771.2, 771.4-771.8) Infections specific to the perinatal period Infections specific to the period of time near birth.
Birth Defects Q00.0 - Q99.9 (740-759) Congenital Malformations, Deformations and Chromosomal Abnormalities A physiological or structural abnormality that develops at or before birth and is present at birth, especially as a result of faulty development, infection, heredity, or injury.
Neural Tube Defects Q00-Q07 (740-742) Congenital malformations of the nervous system A defect occurring early in fetal development that damages the primitive tissue which will become the brain and spinal cord.
SIDS R95 (798.0) SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexpected, sudden death of any infant or child under one year old in which an autopsy does not show an explainable cause of death.
External Causes* V01-Y97 (E800-E999) External Causes of Morbidity All causes that affect the human body that originate from an external source.
Motor Vehicle Crashes V02-V04, V09.0, V09.2, V12-V14, V19.0-V19.2, V19.4-V19.6, V20-V79, V80.3-V80.5, V81.0-V81.1, V82.0-V82.1, V83-V86, V87.0-V87.8, V88.0-V88.8, V89.0, V89.2 (E810-E825) Motor vehicle accidents Consists of all accidents in which any motorized vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, etc. ) was involved, including ones involving motor vehicles injuring pedestrians or bicyclists.
Falls W00-W19 (E880-E888) Falls All accidental injuries caused by an individual losing their balance.
Accidental Shooting W32-W34 (E922) Accidental discharge of firearms Injury as a result of the accidental discharge of a firearm.
Drowning W65-W74 (E910) Accidental drowning and submersion Drowning from being submerged in water or other fluid.
Fire & Smoke Exposure X00-X09 (E890-E899) Accidental exposure to smoke, fire and flames Accidental exposure to smoke, fire and flames.
Poisoning X40-X49 (E850-E869, E924.1) Accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances The act of ingesting or coming into contact with a harmful substance that may cause, injury, illness, or death.
Suffocation W75-W84 (E911-E913) Suffocation Suffocation from items in bed, inhalation of gastric contents, food, airtight space, or plastic bag.
All Other Unintentional Injury V01,V05-V08, V09.1, V09.3-V11, V15-V18, V19.3, V19.7-V19.9, V80.0-V80.2, V80.6-V80.9, V81.2-V81.9, V82.2-V82.9, V87.9, V88.9, V89.1, V89.3-V99, W20-W31, W35-W64, W85-99, X10-X39, X50-X59, Y85-Y86 (E800-E809, E826-E849, E900-E909, E914-E921, E923-E924.0, E924.2-E929) All Other Unintentional Injury Add to motor vehicle crashes, falls, accidental shooting, drowning, fire & smoke exposure, poisoning, and suffocation to obtain all unintentional injury.
Homicide X85-Y09, Y87.1 (E960-E969) Assault (homicide) The killing of one person by another.

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