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TABLE 16
LEADING CAUSES OF OF DEATH BY RACE/ETHNICITY
TEXAS, 2003
(Rates Per 100,000 Estimated Population)

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2003 -- TOTAL
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 154,501 698.5 100.0
1 Diseases of Heart 41,654 188.3 27.0
2 Malignant Neoplasms 33,782 152.7 21.9
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 10,286 46.5 6.7
4 Accidents 8,341 37.7 5.4
5 Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 7,548 34.1 4.9
6 Diabetes Mellitus 5,663 25.6 3.7
7 Alzheimer's Disease 4,012 18.1 2.6
8 Influenza and Pneumonia 3,603 16.3 2.3
9 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 2,671 12.1 1.7
10 Intentional Self Harm (Suicide) 2,355 10.6 1.5
  All Other Causes 34,586 156.4 22.4
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2003 -- WHITE
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 109,505 910.8 100.0
1 Diseases of Heart 30,360 252.5 27.7
2 Malignant Neoplasms 24,581 204.4 22.4
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 7,378 61.4 6.7
4 Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 6,507 54.1 5.9
5 Accidents 5,423 45.1 5.0
6 Alzheimer's Disease 3,402 28.3 3.1
7 Diabetes Mellitus 3,018 25.1 2.8
8 Influenza and Pneumonia 2,766 23.0 2.5
9 Intentional Self Harm (Suicide) 1,843 15.3 1.7
10 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 1,610 13.4 1.5
  All Other Causes 22,617 188.1 20.7
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2003 -- HISPANIC
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 25,725 340.4 100.0
1 Diseases of Heart 5,963 78.9 23.2
2 Malignant Neoplasms 4,972 65.8 19.3
3 Accidents 2,019 26.7 7.8
4 Diabetes Mellitus 1,742 23.1 6.8
5 Cerebrovascular Diseases 1,523 20.2 5.9
6 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 811 10.7 3.2
7 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 596 7.9 2.3
8 Assault (Homicide) 581 7.7 2.3
9 Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 530 7.0 2.1
10 Influenza and Pneumonia 493 6.5 1.9
  All Other Causes 6,495 85.9 25.2
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2003 --BLACK
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 19,271 759.3 100.0
1 Diseases of Heart 5,331 210.0 27.7
2 Malignant Neoplasms 4,229 166.6 21.9
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 1,385 54.6 7.2
4 Diabetes Mellitus 903 35.6 4.7
5 Accidents 899 35.4 4.7
6 Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 511 20.1 2.7
7 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 465 18.3 2.4
8 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease 415 16.4 2.2
9 Assault (Homicide) 412 16.2 2.1
10 Septicemia 366 14.4 1.9
  All Other Causes 4,355 171.6 22.6

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


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Last updated April 09, 2010