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TABLE 27
YEARS OF POTENTIAL LIFE LOST BEFORE AGE 65 (YPLL)
TEXAS, 2002

LEADING CAUSES OF PREMATURE DEATH

TOTAL POPULATION
CAUSE TOTAL WHITE** BLACK HISPANIC
  YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE*
TOTAL 893,780 45.51 452,300 43.39 171,705 73.70 269,775 39.18
Accidents 185,915 9.47 102,036 9.79 21,899 9.40 61,980 9.00
Malignant Neoplasms 133,344 6.79 81,645 7.83 21,173 9.09 30,526 4.43
Diseases of the Heart 105,223 5.36 59,728 5.73 25,340 10.88 20,155 2.93
Certain Conditions Originating
in Perinatal Period
67,255 3.42 22,186 2.13 18,651 8.01 26,418 3.84
Suicide 50,860 2.59 36,438 3.50 3,532 1.52 10,891 1.58
Homicide 45,685 2.33 12,028 1.15 14,477 6.21 19,181 2.79
Congenital Anomalies 44,165 2.25 15,219 1.46 7,895 3.39 21,052 3.06
Human Immunodeficiency
Virus Infection
23,721 1.21 8,297 0.80 10,015 4.30 5,410 0.79
Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis 20,248 1.03 10,391 1.00 1,962 0.84 7,895 1.15
Cerebrovascular Diseases 18,491 0.94 8,527 0.82 4,659 2.00 5,306 0.77
ALL OTHER 198,876 10.13 95,808 9.19 42,104 18.07 60,964 8.85
MALES
CAUSE TOTAL WHITE** BLACK HISPANIC
  YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE*
TOTAL 568,470 57.18 287,420 54.76 102,019 89.24 179,031 50.45
Accidents 134,183 13.50 70,530 13.44 15,156 13.26 48,497 13.67
Diseases of the Heart 72,640 7.31 42,639 8.12 15,666 13.70 14,335 4.04
Malignant Neoplasms 68,816 6.92 42,583 8.11 10,556 9.23 15,677 4.42
Suicide 39,921 4.02 27,723 5.28 2,850 2.49 9,349 2.63
Certain Conditions Originating
in Perinatal Period
36,866 3.71 13,222 2.52 8,966 7.84 14,679 4.14
Homicide 34,619 3.48 8,051 1.53 10,879 9.52 15,689 4.42
Congenital Anomalies 22,893 2.30 7,887 1.50 3,977 3.48 11,030 3.11
Human Immunodeficiency
Virus Infection
18,851 1.90 7,461 1.42 6,916 6.05 4,475 1.26
Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis 14,546 1.46 7,112 1.36 1,287 1.13 6,147 1.73
Cerebrovascular Diseases 10,542 1.06 5,166 0.98 2,466 2.16 2,910 0.82
ALL OTHER 114,595 11.53 55,048 10.49 23,302 20.38 36,245 10.21
FEMALES
CAUSE TOTAL WHITE** BLACK HISPANIC
  YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE*
TOTAL 325,311 33.54 164,880 31.85 69,686 58.73 90,745 27.20
Malignant Neoplasms 64,528 6.65 39,062 7.55 10,617 8.95 14,849 4.45
Accidents 51,732 5.33 31,506 6.09 6,743 5.68 13,483 4.04
Diseases of the Heart 32,583 3.36 17,089 3.30 9,674 8.15 5,820 1.74
Certain Conditions Originating
in Perinatal Period
30,389 3.13 8,965 1.73 9,686 8.16 11,739 3.52
Congenital Anomalies 21,272 2.19 7,332 1.42 3,918 3.30 10,023 3.00
Homicide 11,066 1.14 3,977 0.77 3,598 3.03 3,492 1.05
Suicide 10,939 1.13 8,715 1.68 682 0.58 1,542 0.46
Cerebrovascular Diseases 8,091 0.83 3,708 0.72 2,167 1.83 2,217 0.66
Diabetes Mellitus 7,542 0.78 3,411 0.66 1,900 1.60 2,231 0.67
Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis 5,702 0.59 3,279 0.63 675 0.57 1,748 0.52
ALL OTHER 81,468 8.40 37,839 7.31 20,028 16.88 23,602 7.07

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

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