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Resource ID: #1315
Subject: Death Records Surprise: How they make health care and crime stories
Source: Lexington NICAR 2000Ted Mellnik; Dave Davis
Affiliation: The Charlotte Observer;The Plain Dealer
Date: 2000



Death records can yield all sorts of trends in mortality, such as which is the "deadliest" county, the most common cause of death, high-risk areas, disparities and others. The Cleveland team married the federal mortality data ("Wonder") with different records sets.

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