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TABLE 27
YEARS OF POTENTIAL LIFE LOST BEFORE AGE 65 (YPLL)
TEXAS, 2003

LEADING CAUSES OF PREMATURE DEATH

TOTAL POPULATION
CAUSE TOTAL WHITE** BLACK HISPANIC
  YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE*
TOTAL 909,333 45.59 462,992 44.42 174,339 74.03 272,003 37.95
Accidents 186,106 9.33 105,144 10.09 21,784 9.25 59,178 8.26
Malignant Neoplasms 129,208 6.48 77,992 7.48 21,048 8.94 30,168 4.21
Diseases of the Heart 103,759 5.20 59,014 5.66 25,921 11.01 18,825 2.63
Certain Conditions Originating
in Perinatal Period
76,797 3.85 25,496 2.45 19,894 8.45 31,407 4.38
Suicide 51,579 2.59 36,472 3.50 3,608 1.53 11,500 1.60
Homicide 49,526 2.48 14,065 1.35 14,582 6.19 20,880 2.91
Congenital Anomalies 46,495 2.33 17,038 1.63 7,770 3.30 21,688 3.03
Human Immunodeficiency
Virus Infection
21,578 1.08 7,012 0.67 9,233 3.92 5,334 0.74
Cerebrovascular Diseases 19,748 0.99 8,881 0.85 5,640 2.40 5,227 0.73
Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis 19,571 0.98 10,774 1.03 1,800 0.76 6,998 0.98
ALL OTHER 204,966 10.28 101,104 9.71 43,059 18.28 60,798 8.48
MALES
CAUSE TOTAL WHITE** BLACK HISPANIC
  YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE*
TOTAL 575,316 56.95 293,091 55.85 103,680 89.64 178,546 48.28
Accidents 132,894 13.15 72,928 13.90 15,109 13.06 44,857 12.13
Diseases of the Heart 70,665 6.99 42,129 8.03 15,647 13.53 12,889 3.49
Malignant Neoplasms 66,022 6.54 40,314 7.68 10,132 8.76 15,577 4.21
Certain Conditions Originating
in Perinatal Period
41,659 4.12 13,932 2.65 10,930 9.45 16,797 4.54
Suicide 40,740 4.03 28,361 5.40 2,743 2.37 9,636 2.61
Homicide 37,304 3.69 9,590 1.83 11,523 9.96 16,191 4.38
Congenital Anomalies 25,660 2.54 9,586 1.83 4,364 3.77 11,710 3.17
Human Immunodeficiency
Virus Infection
16,614 1.64 6,180 1.18 6,150 5.32 4,284 1.16
Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis 14,780 1.46 7,732 1.47 1,128 0.98 5,921 1.60
Cerebrovascular Diseases 10,636 1.05 4,675 0.89 3,017 2.61 2,945 0.80
ALL OTHER 118,343 11.74 57,665 10.99 22,937 19.83 37,739 10.19
FEMALES
CAUSE TOTAL WHITE** BLACK HISPANIC
  YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE* YPLL RATE*
TOTAL 334,017 33.94 169,901 32.83 70,659 58.97 93,457 26.94
Malignant Neoplasms 63,186 6.42 37,679 7.28 10,917 9.11 14,591 4.21
Accidents 53,212 5.41 32,216 6.23 6,675 5.57 14,321 4.13
Certain Conditions Originating
in Perinatal Period
35,138 3.57 11,564 2.23 8,964 7.48 14,611 4.21
Diseases of the Heart 33,094 3.36 16,885 3.26 10,274 8.57 5,936 1.71
Congenital Anomalies 20,835 2.12 7,452 1.44 3,406 2.84 9,978 2.88
Homicide 12,222 1.24 4,475 0.86 3,059 2.55 4,689 1.35
Suicide 10,840 1.10 8,111 1.57 865 0.72 1,864 0.54
Cerebrovascular Diseases 9,112 0.93 4,207 0.81 2,623 2.19 2,283 0.66
Diabetes Mellitus 8,023 0.82 3,273 0.63 2,269 1.89 2,482 0.72
Human Immunodeficiency
Virus Infection
4,965 0.50 832 0.16 3,083 2.57 1,050 0.30
ALL OTHER 83,390 8.47 43,207 8.36 18,524 15.48 21,652 6.23

* 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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