General mortality is measured by comparing the observed outcome to the expected outcome. This is known as the O/E ratio. A low O/E ratio (below 1.0) indicates better than expected outcome and a high O/E ratio (greater than 1.0) indicates poorer than expected outcome.
|Better Than U.S. Average||At or Near U.S. Average||Worse Than U.S. Average||No National Average
or Too Few Cases
This indicates if a high or low score is best for this metric. In some case the desired performance will be neutral. In this case the desired performance is neither high or low and a color rating is not assigned to the statistic of that metric..