Description of Data: The number of HCV-related deaths among San Francisco residents.
- Data time frame: 1999-2018
- Based on data as of 09/17/2020
Hepatitis C related mortality was identified by using two MCD-ICD-10 codes:
- B17.1 - Acute hepatitis C
- B18.2 - Chronic viral hepatitis C
Description of Data Source: Multiple Cause of Death data in CDC Wonder was used for this measure. Data are based on death certificates for U.S. residents. Non-residents (e.g. nonresident aliens, nationals living abroad) are not included. Each death certificate contains a single underlying cause of death, up to twenty additional multiple causes, and demographic data. The data includes cause of death (4-digit ICD 10 code) and place of residence. More information can be found here: https://wonder.cdc.gov/
*Note that it has been clearly demonstrated that estimates of causes of death using death certificates are almost always an undercount of the true numbers of deaths from that condition, and this is specifically true for HCV, see: Mahajan, R., et al. (2014). "Mortality among persons in care with hepatitis C virus infection: the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS), 2006-2010." Clin Infect Dis 58(8): 1055-1061.