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TABLE 17
FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY SEX AND AGE
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2004
(Rates per 100,000 Estimated Population)

MALE FEMALE
Cause Deaths Rate Percent Cause Deaths Rate Percent
AGES 1-14
ALL CAUSES 659 27.1 100.0 ALL CAUSES 440 18.9 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 269 11.0 40.8 1. Accidents [Injuries] 170 7.3 38.6
2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 64 2.6 9.7 2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 58 2.5 13.2
3. Congenital Malformations 61 2.5 9.3 3. Congenital Malformations 32 1.4 7.3
4. Assault [Homicide] 42 1.7 6.4 4. Assault [Homicide] 25 1.1 5.7
5. Diseases of the Heart 24 1.0 3.6 5. Diseases of the Heart 18 0.8 4.1
All Other Causes 199 8.3 30.2 All Other Causes 137 5.8 31.1
 
AGES 15-24
ALL CAUSES 1,952 108.6 100.0 ALL CAUSES 734 44.0 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 985 54.8 50.5 1. Accidents [Injuries] 336 20.2 45.8
2. Assault [Homicide] 293 16.3 15.0 2. Assault [Homicide] 60 3.6 8.2
3. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 283 15.7 14.5 3. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 54 3.2 7.4
4. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 85 4.7 4.4 4. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 52 3.1 7.1
5. Diseases of the Heart 54 3.0 2.8 5. Diseases of the Heart 25 1.5 3.4
All Other Causes 252 14.1 12.9 All Other Causes 207 12.4 28.2
 
AGES 25-34
ALL CAUSES 2,393 138.5 100.0 ALL CAUSES 1,028 62.7 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 863 49.9 36.1 1. Accidents [Injuries] 250 15.3 24.3
2. Assault [Homicide] 325 18.8 13.6 2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 150 9.2 14.6
3. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 321 18.6 13.4 3. Diseases of the Heart 79 4.8 7.7
4. Diseases of the Heart 170 9.8 7.1 4. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 74 4.5 7.2
5. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 132 7.6 5.5 5. Assault [Homicide] 62 3.8 6.0
All Other Causes 582 33.8 33.8 All Other Causes 413 25.1 40.2
 
AGES 35-44
ALL CAUSES 4,213 248.1 100.0 ALL CAUSES 2,302 138.0 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 886 52.2 21.0 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 622 37.3 27.0
2. Diseases of the Heart 698 41.1 16.6 2. Accidents [Injuries] 381 22.8 16.6
3. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 493 29.0 11.7 3. Diseases of the Heart 299 17.9 13.0
4. Human Immunodeficiency Virus [HIV] 348 20.5 8.3 4. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 115 6.9 5.0
5. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 336 19.8 8.0 5. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 77 4.6 3.3
All Other Causes 1,452 85.5 34.5 All Other Causes 808 48.5 35.1
 
AGES 45-54
ALL CAUSES 8,190 553.5 100.0 ALL CAUSES 4,741 315.5 100.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 1,948 131.6 23.8 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 1,582 105.3 33.4
2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 1,896 128.1 23.2 2. Diseases of the Heart 789 52.5 16.6
3. Accidents [Injuries] 853 57.6 10.4 3. Accidents [Injuries] 369 24.6 7.8
4. Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 478 32.3 5.8 4. Diabetes Mellitus 219 14.6 4.6
5. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 331 22.4 4.0 5. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 218 14.5 4.6
All Other Causes 2,684 181.5 32.8 All Other Causes 1,564 104.0 33.0
 
AGES 55-64
ALL CAUSES 11,286 1,185.6 100.0 ALL CAUSES 7,227 716.0 100.0
1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 3,593 377.5 31.8 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 2,735 271.0 37.8
2. Diseases of the Heart 3,291 345.7 29.2 2. Diseases of the Heart 1,464 145.0 20.3
3. Diabetes Mellitus 496 52.1 4.4 3. Diabetes Mellitus 401 39.7 5.5
4. Accidents [Injuries] 450 47.3 4.0 4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 366 36.3 5.1
5. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 446 46.9 4.0 5. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 325 32.2 4.5
All Other Causes 3,010 316.1 26.7 All Other Causes 1,936 191.8 26.8
 
AGES 65-74
ALL CAUSES 14,852 2,683.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 11,758 1,819.6 100.0
1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 4,929 890.5 33.2 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 3,776 584.3 32.1
2. Diseases of the Heart 4,146 749.0 27.9 2. Diseases of the Heart 2,725 421.7 23.2
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,009 182.3 6.8 3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 942 145.8 8.0
4. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 700 126.5 4.7 4. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 716 110.8 6.1
5. Diabetes Mellitus 611 110.4 4.1 5. Diabetes Mellitus 639 98.9 5.4
All Other Causes 3,457 624.5 23.3 All Other Causes 2,960 458.1 25.2
 
AGES 75+
ALL CAUSES 32,244 8,339.0 100.0 ALL CAUSES 45,930 7,408.5 100.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 10,018 2,590.9 31.1 1. Diseases of the Heart 14,295 2,305.8 31.1
2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 6,873 1,777.5 21.3 2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 6,789 1,095.1 14.8
3. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 2,311 597.7 7.2 3. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 4,552 734.2 9.9
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,143 554.2 6.6 4. Alzheimer's Disease 2,860 461.3 6.2
5. Alzheimer's Disease 1,141 295.1 3.5 5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,209 356.3 4.8
All Other Causes 9,758 2,523.6 30.3 All Other Causes 15,225 2,455.8 33.1
 
 

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Last updated November 15, 2010