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TABLE 16
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY RACE/ETHNICITY
TEXAS, 2001
(Rates Per 100,000 Estimated Population)

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2001 -- TOTAL
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 152,526 720.3 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 43,100 203.5 28.3
2 Malignant Neoplasms 33,437 157.9 21.9
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 10,596 50.0 6.9
4 Accidents 7,854 37.1 5.1
5 Chronic Lower
Respiratory Diseases
7,735 36.5 5.1
6 Diabetes Mellitus 5,445 25.7 3.6
7 Influenza and Pneumonia 3,597 17.0 2.4
8 Alzheimers Disease 3,436 16.2 2.3
9 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and
Nephrosis
2,268 10.7 1.5
10 Intentional Self-Harm
(Suicide)
2,214 10.5 1.5
  All Other Causes 32,844 155.1 21.5


LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2001 -- WHITE
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 108,449 916.2 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 31,608 267.0 29.1
2 Malignant Neoplasms 24,318 205.4 22.4
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 7,700 65.0 7.1
4 Chronic Lower
Respiratory Diseases
6,678 56.4 6.2
5 Accidents 4,999 42.2 4.6
6 Alzheimers Disease 2,936 24.8 2.7
7 Diabetes Mellitus 2,890 24.4 2.7
8 Influenza and Pneumonia 2,719 23.0 2.5
9 Intentional Self-Harm
(Suicide)
1,744 14.7 1.6
10 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and
Nephrosis
1,385 1.3 1.3
  All Other Causes 21,472 181.4 19.8


LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2001 -- HISPANIC
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 25,105 364.7 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 6,089 88.4 24.3
2 Malignant Neoplasms 4,955 72.0 19.7
3 Accidents 1,995 29.0 7.9
4 Diabetes Mellitus 1,692 24.6 6.7
5 Cerebrovascular Diseases 1,491 21.7 5.9
6 Chronic Liver Disease
and Cirrhosis
834 12.1 3.3
7 Assault (Homicide) 548 8.0 2.2
8 Influenza and Pneumonia 547 7.9 2.2
9 Chronic Lower
Respiratory Diseases
504 7.3 2.0
10 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and
Nephrosis
498 7.2 2.0
  All Other Causes 5,952 86.5 23.7


LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2001 -- BLACK
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 18,972 773.1 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 5,403 220.2 28.5
2 Malignant Neoplasms 4,164 169.7 21.9
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 1,405 57.3 7.4
4 Diabetes Mellitus 863 35.2 4.5
5 Accidents 860 35.0 4.5
6 Chronic Lower
Respiratory Diseases
553 22.5 2.9
7 Human Immunodeficiency
Virus Infection
446 18.2 2.4
8 Assault (Homicide) 405 16.5 2.1
9 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and
Nephrosis
385 15.7 2.0
10 Influenza and Pneumonia 331 13.5 1.7
  All Other Causes 4,157 169.4 21.9


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


2001 Annual Report List of Tables and References
Annual Reports for Other Years
Center for Health Statistics

Last updated May 07, 2010