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Deaths are defined as the cessation of all vital functions of the body including the heartbeat, brain activity (including the brain stem), and breathing. According to the Vital Statistics Law, a "Dead Body" means (i) a lifeless human body, or (ii) such parts of a human body as permit a reasonable inference that death has occurred.

Department of Health Data

See the Deaths dataset.
Death Statistics
A large volume of tables including statistics on a variety of death topics.
Pennsylvania Vital Statistics
An annual report of births, deaths, abortion, pregnancy, and population statistics.
Healthy People
A report that tracks the progress of public health objectives in meeting their goals by the end of the decade.
Minority Health Disparities
This report focuses on significant differences among races/ethnicities for selected health topics.

External Data Sources

Death Data (CDC)