Describe how/if the leading causes of death vary based on different demographic variables such as race sex and age.
You have just been hired by your State s health department to help develop a health promotion program. Your
first assignment is to use the CDC database WISQARS Leading Causes of Death Reports to find out what the
leading causes of death in your State are and how different groups within your State compare to those of the
State as a whole. You will use that information to decide which determinants of health your program should
Go to http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/leading_causes_death.html and select Leading Causes of Death
1999 2013 for National Regional and States (RESTRICTED)*.
For Report Options select your State.
Scroll down to Advanced Options and select Top 5 as the number of causes.
Look at the column on the right labeled All Ages to find the top 5 causes of death.
Repeat those steps but select Race Sex and specific Age groups on the Report Options to see how/if the
leading causes of death vary among differing demographic groups.
In an essay please answer the following:
What state did you select
What are the 5 leading causes of death for your State. How do they compare with the 5 leading causes of death
for the US
Describe how/if the leading causes of death vary based on different demographic variables such as race sex and
age. Be specific about which variables you looked at.
Based on the findings for your state what 3 determinants of health would you choose as priorities for health
promotion programs Would you focus your efforts on any specific one
Please explain how those 3 determinants of health affect peoples behaviors in ways that promote well being.
How do they affect peoples behaviors in ways that hinder well being Give examples and support your
statements with references.