This page provides access to annual statistics based on aggregate data
from Wisconsin death records. Chapter 69 of the Wisconsin Statutes
authorizes the State Registrar in the Department of Health Services to
supervise and direct the collection of vital statistics death
data. This statute also specifies how local registrars are to collect and
file certificates for deaths that occur in their jurisdictions.
The source of data for the annual Wisconsin Deaths report is
death certificates filed with the Department of Health Services. Most
of these deaths occurred in Wisconsin, although the
Department receives Wisconsin resident death certificates from other
states and countries as well. All tables and figures in the report present
Wisconsin resident data (deaths of Wisconsin residents). This means that
deaths have been assigned to the area where the person lived (usually
legal residence), regardless of where the death occurred.
Beginning with deaths that occurred in 1999, causes of death have been
coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth
Edition. Deaths that occurred before 1999 were coded according to the ICD,
Ninth Edition. A comparability table is available below to assist in
comparing causes of death across years.
Reports from Previous Years
Links to Related Sites
Copies of Vital Records
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January 15, 2013