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TABLE 16
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY RACE/ETHNICITY
TEXAS, 2004
(Rates Per 100,000 Estimated Population)

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2004 -- TOTAL
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 152,374 677.5 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 40,091 178.3 26.3
2 Malignant neoplasms 33,836 150.4 22.2
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 9,831 43.7 6.5
4 Accidents 8,270 36.8 5.4
5 Chronic lower respiratory disease 7,387 32.8 4.8
6 Diabetes mellitus 5,426 24.1 3.6
7 Alzheimer's disease 4,331 19.3 2.8
8 Influenza and pneumonia 3,198 14.2 2.1
9 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 2,557 11.4 1.7
10 Septicemia 2,420 10.8 1.6
  All Other Causes 35,027 155.7 23.0
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2004 -- WHITE*
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 107,131 887.3 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 29,173 241.6 27.2
2 Malignant neoplasms 24,380 201.9 22.8
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 6,983 57.8 6.5
4 Chronic lower respiratory disease 6,384 52.9 6.0
5 Accidents 5,329 44.1 5.0
6 Alzheimer's disease 3,654 30.3 3.4
7 Diabetes mellitus 2,935 24.3 2.7
8 Influenza and pneumonia 2,356 19.5 2.2
9 Intentional self harm 1,758 14.6 1.6
10 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 1,512 12.5 1.4
  All Other Causes 22,667 187.7 21.2
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2004 -- HISPANIC
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 26,196 333.8 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 5,933 75.6 22.6
2 Malignant neoplasms 5,256 67.0 20.1
3 Accidents 2,039 26.0 7.8
4 Diabetes mellitus 1,629 20.8 6.2
5 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,512 19.3 5.8
6 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 841 10.7 3.2
7 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 557 7.1 2.1
8 Assault (Homicide) 532 6.8 2.0
9 Septicemia 529 6.7 2.0
10 Chronic lower respiratory disease 527 6.7 2.0
  All Other Causes 6,841 87.2 26.1
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2004 --BLACK
 
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
 
  All Causes 19,047 741.8 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 4,985 194.1 26.2
2 Malignant neoplasms 4,200 163.6 22.1
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,336 52.0 7.0
4 Accidents 902 35.1 4.7
5 Diabetes mellitus 862 33.6 4.5
6 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 488 19.0 2.6
7 Chronic lower respiratory disease 476 18.5 2.5
8 Assault (Homicide) 462 18.0 2.4
9 Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease 432 16.8 2.3
10 Septicemia 411 16.0 2.2
  All Other Causes 4,493 175.0 23.6

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


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Last updated May 07, 2010