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TABLE 16
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY RACE/ETHNICITY
TEXAS, 2002
(Rates Per 100,000 Estimated Population)

 

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2002 -- TOTAL
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT OF
ALL DEATHS
1 Diseases of the Heart 43,373 199.1 27.9
2 Malignant Neoplasms 34,122 156.7 22.0
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 10,534 48.4 6.8
4 Accidents 8,182 37.6 5.3
5 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 7,713 35.4 5.0
6 Diabetes Mellitus 5,650 25.9 3.6
7 Alzheimer's Disease 3,787 17.4 2.4
8 Influenza and Pneumonia 3,672 16.9 2.4
9 Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) 2,304 10.6 1.5
10 Septicemia 2,284 10.5 1.5
  All Other Causes 33,715 154.8 21.7
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2002 -- WHITE*
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT OF
ALL DEATHS
1 Diseases of the Heart 31,578 263.0 28.7
2 Malignant Neoplasms 25,005 208.2 22.7
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 7,691 64.0 7.0
4 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 6,622 55.1 6.0
5 Accidents 5,245 43.7 4.8
6 Alzheimers Disease 3,286 27.4 3.0
7 Diabetes Mellitus 2,992 24.9 2.7
8 Influenza and Pneumonia 2,777 23.1 2.5
9 Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) 1,803 15.0 1.6
10 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome
and Nephrosis
1,459 12.1 1.3
  All Other Causes 21,660 180.4 19.7

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2002 -- HISPANIC
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT OF
ALL DEATHS
 
1 Diseases of the Heart 6,286 86.6 24.2
2 Malignant Neoplasms 4,947 68.1 19.1
3 Accidents 2,071 28.5 8.0
4 Diabetes Mellitus 1,746 24.0 6.7
5 Cerebrovascular Diseases 1,502 20.7 5.8
6 Chronic Liver Diseaseand Cirrhosis 859 11.8 3.3
7 Assault (Homicide) 575 7.9 2.2
8 Influenza and Pneumonia 561 7.7 2.2
9 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 538 7.4 2.1
10 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome
and Nephrosis
477 6.6 1.8
  All Other Causes 6,405 88.2 24.7

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2002 -- BLACK
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT OF
ALL DEATHS
1 Diseases of the Heart 5,509 219.4 28.6
2 Malignant Neoplasms 4,170 166.1 21.7
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 1,341 53.4 7.0
4 Diabetes Mellitus 912 36.3 4.7
5 Accidents 866 34.5 4.5
6 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 516 20.6 2.7
7 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 448 17.8 2.3
8 Assault (Homicide) 435 17.3 2.3
9 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome
and Nephrosis
433 17.2 2.2
10 Influenza and Pneumonia 367 14.6 1.9
  All Other Causes 4,254 169.4 22.1

 

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

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Last updated April 08, 2010