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TABLE 27
YEARS OF POTENTIAL LIFE LOST BEFORE AGE 65 (YPLL)
TEXAS, 2008

LEADING CAUSES OF PREMATURE DEATH

TOTAL POPULATION
CAUSE TOTAL WHITE** BLACK HISPANIC
  YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE*
TOTAL 928,043 42.33 506,223 47.50 146,822 56.12 274,999 31.80
Accidents [Injuries] 192,548 8.78 122,695 11.51 14,610 5.59 55,243 6.39
Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 133,352 6.08 76,755 7.20 21,404 8.18 35,194 4.07
Diseases of the Heart 101,727 4.64 60,993 5.72 20,469 7.82 20,266 2.34
Conditions Arising in Perinatal Period 73,625 3.36 23,978 2.25 17,340 6.63 32,307 3.74
Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 54,649 2.49 40,762 3.83 2,918 1.12 10,969 1.27
Assault [Homicide] 47,172 2.15 23,508 2.21 9,283 3.55 14,381 1.66
Congenital Malformations 43,329 1.98 17,014 1.60 4,683 1.79 21,633 2.50
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 21,873 1.00 11,896 1.12 1,571 0.60 8,406 0.97
Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 20,141 0.92 8,347 0.78 4,711 1.80 7,084 0.82
Diabetes Mellitus 17,491 0.80 8,529 0.80 3,631 1.39 5,331 0.62
ALL OTHER 222,138 10.13 111,748 10.49 46,204 17.66 64,186 7.42
MALES
CAUSE TOTAL WHITE** BLACK HISPANIC
  YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE*
TOTAL 586,539 52.64 324,032 60.40 87,665 68.01 174,843 38.94
Accidents [Injuries] 137,428 12.33 86,510 16.13 9,601 7.45 41,318 9.20
Diseases of the Heart 69,717 6.26 42,417 7.91 13,139 10.19 14,162 3.15
Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 67,523 6.06 39,290 7.32 10,702 8.30 17,532 3.91
Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 43,713 3.92 31,778 5.92 2,497 1.94 9,438 2.10
Conditions Arising in Perinatal Period 42,518 3.82 14,498 2.70 9,987 7.75 18,034 4.02
Assault [Homicide] 36,822 3.30 18,001 3.36 7,831 6.08 10,991 2.45
Congenital Malformations 23,683 2.13 9,376 1.75 2,625 2.04 11,683 2.60
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 15,811 1.42 7,971 1.49 1,082 0.84 6,758 1.51
Human Immunodeficiency Virus [HIV] 11,826 1.06 3,806 0.71 4,704 3.65 3,317 0.74
Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 11,352 1.02 4,430 0.83 2,445 1.90 4,478 1.00
ALL OTHER 126,148 11.32 65,958 12.30 23,056 17.89 37,135 8.27
FEMALES
CAUSE TOTAL WHITE** BLACK HISPANIC
  YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE*
TOTAL 341,504 31.68 182,191 34.43 59,157 44.58 100,156 24.08
Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 65,829 6.11 37,465 7.08 10,702 8.06 17,663 4.25
Accidents [Injuries] 55,120 5.11 36,185 6.84 5,010 3.78 13,925 3.35
Diseases of the Heart 32,010 2.97 18,576 3.51 7,330 5.52 6,104 1.47
Conditions Arising in Perinatal Period 31,107 2.89 9,481 1.79 7,353 5.54 14,273 3.43
Congenital Malformations 19,647 1.82 7,638 1.44 2,059 1.55 9,950 2.39
Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 10,937 1.02 8,985 1.70 421 0.32 1,531 0.37
Assault [Homicide] 10,350 0.96 5,508 1.04 1,452 1.09 3,391 0.82
Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 8,789 0.82 3,917 0.74 2,266 1.71 2,606 0.63
Diabetes Mellitus 6,848 0.64 3,036 0.57 1,644 1.24 2,168 0.52
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 6,062 0.56 3,925 0.74 489 0.37 1,648 0.40
ALL OTHER 94,807 8.80 47,477 8.97 20,432 15.40 26,899 6.47

*Rate for Years of Potential Life Lost Before Age 65 per 1,000 persons ages 0 - 64.
**Includes Other and Unknown race/ethnicity.

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

Last updated March 11, 2011