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TABLE 16 LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY RACE ETHNICITY TEXAS, 2008 (Rates Per 100,000 Estimated Population)

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TABLE 16
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY RACE/ETHNICITY
TEXAS, 2008
(Rates Per 100,000 Estimated Population)

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2008 -- TOTAL
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 164,135 674.7 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 38,493 158.2 23.5
2 Malignant neoplasms 35,618 146.4 21.7
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 9,550 39.3 5.8
4 Accidents 9,455 38.9 5.8
5 Chronic lower respiratory disease 8,858 36.4 5.4
6 Alzheimer's disease 5,276 21.7 3.2
7 Diabetes mellitus 5,170 21.3 3.1
8 Influenza and pneumonia 3,542 14.6 2.2
9 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 3,527 14.5 2.1
10 Septicemia 2,964 12.2 1.8
  All Other Causes 23,763 97.7 14.5
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2008 -- WHITE*
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 115,707 934.1 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 28,119 227.0 24.3
2 Malignant neoplasms 25,165 203.2 21.7
3 Chronic lower respiratory disease 7,577 61.2 6.5
4 Accidents 6,751 54.5 5.8
5 Cerebrovascular diseases 6,523 52.7 5.6
6 Alzheimer's disease 4,306 34.8 3.7
7 Diabetes mellitus 2,744 22.2 2.4
8 Influenza and pneumonia 2,483 20.0 2.1
9 Intentional self harm 2,113 17.1 1.8
10 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 2,034 16.4 1.8
  All Other Causes 16,982 137.1 14.7
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2008 -- HISPANIC
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 29,600 324.7 100.0
1 Malignant neoplasms 5,995 65.8 20.3
2 Diseases of heart 5,977 65.6 20.2
3 Accidents 2,050 22.5 6.9
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,760 19.3 5.9
5 Diabetes mellitus 1,595 17.5 5.4
6 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 1,031 11.3 3.5
7 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 899 9.9 3.0
8 Septicemia 703 7.7 2.4
9 Chronic lower respiratory disease 690 7.6 2.3
10 Influenza and pneumonia 678 7.4 2.3
  All Other Causes 4,189 45.9 14.2
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2008 --BLACK
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 18,828 666.8 100.0
1 Malignant neoplasms 4,458 157.9 23.7
2 Diseases of heart 4,397 155.7 23.4
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,267 44.9 6.7
4 Diabetes mellitus 831 29.4 4.4
5 Accidents 654 23.2 3.5
6 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 594 21.0 3.2
7 Chronic lower respiratory disease 591 20.9 3.1
8 Septicemia 447 15.8 2.4
9 HIV disease 382 13.5 2.0
10 Influenza and pneumonia 381 13.5 2.0
  All Other Causes 2,592 91.8 13.8

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


2008 Annual Report List of Tables and References
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Center for Health Statistics

Last updated March 07, 2011