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TABLE 17
FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY SEX AND AGE
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2003
(Rates per 100,000 Estimated Population)

MALE FEMALE
Cause Deaths Rate Percent Cause Deaths Rate Percent
Age: 1-14 Years
ALL CAUSES 656 27.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 499 21.6 100.0
1. Accidents 265 11.0 40.4 1. Accidents 184 8.0 36.9
2. Malignant Neoplasms 84 3.5 12.8 2. Malignant Neoplasms 54 2.3 10.8
3. Homicide 45 1.9 6.9 3. Homicide 44 1.9 8.8
4. Congenital Malformations 43 1.8 6.6 4. Congenital Malformations 40 1.7 8.0
5. Diseases of the Heart 20 0.8 3.0 5. Diseases of the Heart 19 0.8 3.8
All Other Causes 199 8.2 30.3 All Other Causes 158 6.8 31.7
 
Age: 15-24 Years
ALL CAUSES 2,019 114.4 100.0 ALL CAUSES 826 50.4 100.0
1. Accidents 1,017 57.6 50.4 1. Accidents 358 21.9 43.3
2. Homicide 319 18.1 15.8 2. Homicide 87 5.3 10.5
3. Suicide 276 15.6 13.7 3. Suicide 72 4.4 8.7
4. Malignant Neoplasms 82 4.6 4.1 4. Malignant Neoplasms 66 4.0 8.0
5. Diseases of the Heart 66 3.7 3.3 5. Diseases of the Heart 31 1.9 3.8
All Other Causes 259 14.7 12.8 All Other Causes 212 12.9 25.7
 
Age: 25-34 Years
ALL CAUSES 2,349 138.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 1,015 62.6 100.0
1. Accidents 845 49.7 36.0 1. Accidents 246 15.2 24.2
2. Suicide 313 18.4 13.3 2. Malignant Neoplasms 150 9.3 14.8
3. Homicide 306 18.0 13.0 3. Diseases of the Heart 99 6.1 9.8
4. Diseases of the Heart 175 10.3 7.4 4. Homicide 61 3.8 6.0
5. Malignant Neoplasms 152 8.9 6.5 5. Suicide 57 3.5 5.6
All Other Causes 558 32.8 23.8 All Other Causes 402 24.8 39.6
 
Age: 35-44 Years
ALL CAUSES 4,372 257.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 2,502 149.2 100.0
ALL CAUSES 4,375 258.9 100.0 ALL CAUSES 2,432 146.2 100.0
1. Accidents 1,016 60.1 23.2 1. Malignant Neoplasms 608 36.6 25.0
2. Diseases of the Heart 688 40.7 15.7 2. Accidents 362 21.8 14.9
3. Malignant Neoplasms 480 28.4 11.0 3. Diseases of the Heart 350 21.0 14.4
4. Suicide 394 23.3 9.0 4. Suicide 110 6.6 4.5
5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus 342 20.2 7.8 5. Cerebrovascular Diseases 94 5.7 3.9
All Other Causes 1,455 86.1 33.3 All Other Causes 908 54.6 37.3
Age: 45-54 Years
ALL CAUSES 7,967 553.7 100.0 ALL CAUSES 4,780 326.1 100.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 1,945 135.2 24.4 1. Malignant Neoplasms 1,664 113.5 34.8
2. Malignant Neoplasms 1,746 121.3 21.9 2. Diseases of the Heart 806 55.0 16.9
3. Accidents 807 56.1 10.1 3. Accidents 394 26.9 8.2
4. Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 516 35.9 6.5 4. Cerebrovascular Diseases 213 14.5 4.5
5. Suicide 391 27.2 4.9 5. Diabetes Mellitus 210 14.3 4.4
All Other Causes 2,562 178.0 32.2 All Other Causes 1,493 101.9 31.2
 
Age: 55-64 Years
ALL CAUSES 10,827 1,193.9 100.0 ALL CAUSES 7,341 762.5 100.0
1. Malignant Neoplasms 3,428 378.0 31.7 1. Malignant Neoplasms 2,785 289.3 37.9
2. Diseases of the Heart 3,155 347.9 29.1 2. Diseases of the Heart 1,479 153.6 20.1
3. Diabetes Mellitus 479 52.8 4.4 3. Diabetes Mellitus 471 48.9 6.4
4. Accidents 466 51.4 4.3 4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 353 36.7 4.8
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 425 46.9 3.9 5. Cerebrovascular Diseases 351 36.5 4.8
All Other Causes 2,874 316.9 26.5 All Other Causes 1,902 197.6 25.9
 
Age: 65-74 Years
ALL CAUSES 15,495 2,847.7 100.0 ALL CAUSES 11,912 1,862.2 100.0
1. Malignant Neoplasms 4,956 910.8 32.0 1. Malignant Neoplasms 3,803 594.5 31.9
2. Diseases of the Heart 4,527 832.0 29.2 2. Diseases of the Heart 2,902 453.7 24.4
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,040 191.1 6.7 3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 930 145.4 7.8
4. Cerebrovascular Diseases 763 140.2 4.9 4. Cerebrovascular Diseases 668 104.4 5.6
5. Diabetes Mellitus 702 129.0 4.5 5. Diabetes Mellitus 644 100.7 5.4
All Other Causes 3,507 644.5 22.6 All Other Causes 2,965 463.5 24.9
 
Age: 75+ Years
ALL CAUSES 32,604 8,646.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 46,881 7,646.9 100.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 10,327 2,738.6 31.7 1. Diseases of the Heart 15,040 2,453.2 32.1
2. Malignant Neoplasms 6,866 1,820.8 21.1 2. Malignant Neoplasms 6,854 1,118.0 14.6
3. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2,459 652.1 7.5 3. Cerebrovascular Diseases 4,837 789.0 10.3
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,139 567.2 6.6 4. Alzheimer's Disease 2,651 432.4 5.7
5. Diabetes Mellitus 1,088 288.5 3.3 5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,318 378.1 4.9
All Other Causes 9,725 2,579.0 29.8 All Other Causes 15,181 2,476.2 32.4

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