Dear BenMAP users,
In order to estimate health burden, such as mortality, one key inputs for BenMAP is the baseline mortality rate. There are a few preloaded mortality rate data in BenMAP, including Mortality2000, Mortality 2010 etc. In the BenMAP user manual appendix, it introduces how to develop the county-level mortality rate for year 2015 - 2050. However, it doesn’t provide the information about the Mortality rate for year 2000 - 2010.
So my question is do these data also download from CDC wonder website? If yes, can anyone provide detail instruction about how to prepare mortality rate (e.g., Mortality rate 2010)? For example, In the CDC wonder website, which age group, underlying cause of death, and multiple cause of death, etc… should be selected to get the mortality rate same as the BenMAP mortality rate 2010?
I would like to prepare mortality rate from 2009 - 2015, in order to make sure the mortality rates I prepare are consistent with BenMAP preloaded mortality rate, I need to know these information.
Any suggestion is appreciated.
Thank you very much,