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TABLE 17
FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY SEX AND AGE
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2002
(Rates per 100,000 Estimated Population)

MALE FEMALE
Cause Deaths Rate Percent Cause Deaths Rate Percent
Age: 1-14 Years
ALL CAUSES 622 26.0 100.0 ALL CAUSES 472 20.6 100.0
1. Accidents 257 10.7 41.3 1. Accidents 165 7.2 35.0
2. Malignant Neoplasms 67 2.8 10.8 2. Malignant Neoplasms 62 2.7 13.1
3. Congenital Malformations 41 1.7 6.6 3. Congenital Malformations 42 1.8 8.9
4. Homicide 41 1.7 6.6 4. Homicide 37 1.6 7.8
5. Suicide 17 0.7 2.7 5. Suicide 19 0.8 4.0
All Other Causes 199 8.4 32.0 All Other Causes 147 6.5 31.1
Age: 15-24 Years
ALL CAUSES 2,112 122.0 100.0 ALL CAUSES 746 46.4 100.0
1. Accidents 1,078 62.2 51.0 1. Accidents 372 23.1 49.9
2. Homicide 317 18.3 15.0 2. Malignant Neoplasms 65 4.0 8.7
3. Suicide 272 15.7 12.9 3. Homicide 51 3.2 6.8
4. Malignant Neoplasms 111 6.4 5.3 4. Suicide 50 3.1 6.7
5. Diseases of the Heart 65 3.8 3.1 5. Diseases of the Heart 21 1.3 2.8
All Other Causes 269 15.6 12.7 All Other Causes 187 11.7 25.1
Age: 25-34 Years
ALL CAUSES 2,285 136.0 100.0 ALL CAUSES 1,027 63.8 100.0
1. Accidents 853 50.8 37.3 1. Accidents 249 15.5 24.2
2. Suicide 325 19.3 14.2 2. Malignant Neoplasms 165 10.2 16.1
3. Homicide 265 15.8 11.6 3. Diseases of the Heart 95 5.9 9.3
4. Diseases of the Heart 149 8.9 6.5 4. Suicide 76 4.7 7.4
5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Diseases 135 8.0 5.9 5. Homicide 76 4.7 7.4
All Other Causes 558 33.2 24.4 All Other Causes 366 22.8 35.6
Age: 35-44 Years
ALL CAUSES 4,372 257.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 2,502 149.2 100.0
1. Accidents 962 56.6 22.0 1. Malignant Neoplasms 702 41.9 28.1
2. Diseases of the Heart 711 41.8 16.3 2. Accidents 364 21.7 14.5
3. Malignant Neoplasms 539 31.7 12.3 3. Diseases of the Heart 308 18.4 12.3
4. Suicide 383 22.5 8.8 4. Suicide 147 8.8 5.9
5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease 374 22.0 8.6 5. Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 88 5.2 3.5
All Other Causes 1,403 82.6 32.1 All Other Causes 893 53.2 35.7
Age: 45-54 Years
ALL CAUSES 8,035 574.7 100.0 ALL CAUSES 4,605 322.7 100.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 2,073 148.3 25.8 1. Malignant Neoplasms 1,590 111.4 34.5
2. Malignant Neoplasms 1,873 134.0 23.3 2. Diseases of the Heart 802 56.2 17.4
3. Accidents 761 54.4 9.5 3. Accidents 337 23.6 7.3
4. Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 486 34.8 6.0 4. Cerebrovascular Diseases 226 15.8 4.9
5. Suicide 319 22.8 4.0 5. Diabetes Mellitus 196 13.7 4.3
All Other Causes 2,523 180.4 31.4 All Other Causes 1,454 102.0 31.6
Age: 55-64 Years
ALL CAUSES 10,534 1,235.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 7,083 779.7 100.0
1. Malignant Neoplasms 3,364 394.5 31.9 1. Malignant Neoplasms 2,718 299.2 38.4
2. Diseases of the Heart 3,203 375.6 30.4 2. Diseases of the Heart 1,543 169.9 21.8
3. Diabetes Mellitus 502 58.9 4.8 3. Diabetes Mellitus 414 45.6 5.8
4. Accidents 433 50.8 4.1 4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 390 42.9 5.5
5. Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 400 46.9 3.8 5. Cerebrovascular Diseases 314 34.6 4.4
All Other Causes 2,632 308.5 25.0 All Other Causes 1,704 187.5 24.1
Age: 65-74 Years
ALL CAUSES 15,766 2,941.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 12,311 1,936.9 100.0
1. Malignant Neoplasms 5,072 946.2 32.2 1. Malignant Neoplasms 3,920 616.7 31.8
2. Diseases of the Heart 4,732 882.8 30.0 2. Diseases of the Heart 3,038 478.0 24.7
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,054 196.6 6.7 3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 959 150.9 7.8
4. Cerebrovascular Diseases 791 147.6 5.0 4. Cerebrovascular Diseases 742 116.7 6.0
5. Diabetes Mellitus 670 125.0 4.2 5. Diabetes Mellitus 717 112.8 5.8
All Other Causes 3,447 643.0 21.9 All Other Causes 2,935 461.8 23.8
Age: 75+ Years
ALL CAUSES 32,712 9,008.8 100.0 ALL CAUSES 47,743 7,893.8 100.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 10,777 2,968.0 32.9 1. Diseases of the Heart 15,768 2,607.1 33.0
2. Malignant Neoplasms 6,895 1,898.9 21.1 2. Malignant Neoplasms 6,840 1,130.9 14.3
3. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2,429 668.9 7.4 3. Cerebrovascular Diseases 5,104 843.9 10.7
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,200 605.9 6.7 4. Alzheimer's Disease 2,478 409.7 5.2
5. Influenza and Pneumonia 1,082 298.0 3.3 5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,444 404.1 5.1
All Other Causes 9,329 2,569.1 28.5 All Other Causes 15,109 2,498.1 31.6

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Last updated April 08, 2010