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TABLE 16
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY RACE/ETHNICITY
TEXAS, 2007
(Rates Per 100,000 Estimated Population)

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2007 -- TOTAL
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 160,166 670.0 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 39,253 164.2 24.5
2 Malignant neoplasms 35,005 146.4 21.9
3 Accidents 9,495 39.7 5.9
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 9,472 39.6 5.9
5 Chronic lower respiratory disease 8,082 33.8 5.0
6 Diabetes mellitus 5,105 21.4 3.2
7 Alzheimer's disease 4,805 20.1 3.0
8 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 3,290 13.8 2.1
9 Influenza and pneumonia 3,241 13.6 2.0
10 Septicemia 2,848 11.9 1.8
  All Other Causes 39,570 165.5 24.7
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2007 -- WHITE*
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 111,955 908.0 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 28,295 229.5 25.3
2 Malignant neoplasms 24,944 202.3 22.3
3 Chronic lower respiratory disease 6,936 56.3 6.2
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 6,577 53.3 5.9
5 Accidents 6,381 51.8 5.7
6 Alzheimer's disease 3,958 32.1 3.5
7 Diabetes mellitus 2,690 21.8 2.4
8 Influenza and pneumonia 2,390 19.4 2.1
9 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 1,936 15.7 1.7
10 Intentional self harm 1,921 15.6 1.7
  All Other Causes 25,927 210.3 23.2
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2007 -- HISPANIC
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 28,966 329.5 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 6,363 72.4 22.0
2 Malignant neoplasms 5,753 65.4 19.9
3 Accidents 2,193 24.9 7.6
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,614 18.4 5.6
5 Diabetes mellitus 1,574 17.9 5.4
6 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 913 10.4 3.2
7 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 783 8.9 2.7
8 Septicemia 655 7.4 2.3
9 Chronic lower respiratory disease 615 7.0 2.1
10 Influenza and pneumonia 523 5.9 1.8
  All Other Causes 7,980 90.8 27.4
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2007 --BLACK
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 19,245 691.6 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 4,595 165.1 23.9
2 Malignant neoplasms 4,308 154.8 22.4
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,281 46.0 6.7
4 Accidents 921 33.1 4.8
5 Diabetes mellitus 841 30.2 4.4
6 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 571 20.5 3.0
7 Chronic lower respiratory disease 531 19.1 2.8
8 HIV disease 445 16.0 2.3
9 Septicemia 444 16.0 2.3
10 Assault 433 15.6 2.2
  All Other Causes 4,875 175.2 25.2

Note: * Data for Other deaths are grouped within the White category.


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Last updated December 31, 2010