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TABLE 17
FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY SEX AND AGE
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2008
(Rates per 100,000 Estimated Population)

MALE FEMALE
Cause Deaths Rate Percent Cause Deaths Rate Percent
AGES 1-14
ALL CAUSES 558 21.9 100.0 ALL CAUSES 428 17.5 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 210 8.2 37.6 1. Accidents [Injuries] 141 5.8 32.9
2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 51 2.0 9.1 2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 60 2.5 14.0
3. Assault [Homicide] 45 1.8 8.1 3. Congenital Malformations 39 1.6 9.1
4. Congenital Malformations 40 1.6 7.2 4. Assault [Homicide] 28 1.1 6.5
5. Diseases of the Heart 15 0.6 2.7 5. Diseases of the Heart 20 0.8 4.7
All Other Causes 197 7.7 35.3 All Other Causes 140 5.7 32.7

AGES 15-24
ALL CAUSES 2,052 107.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 736 41.1 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 1,015 53.0 49.5 1. Accidents [Injuries] 333 18.6 45.2
2. Assault [Homicide] 318 16.6 15.5 2-3. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer]+ 61 3.4 8.3
3. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 291 15.2 14.2 2-3. Assault [Homicide]+ 61 3.4 8.3
4. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 91 4.8 4.4 4. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 46 2.6 6.3
5. Diseases of the Heart 61 3.2 3.0 5. Pregnancy, Childbirth, Puerperium 22 1.2 3.0
All Other Causes 276 14.4 13.5 All Other Causes 213 11.9 28.9

AGES 25-34
ALL CAUSES 2,510 131.5 100.0 ALL CAUSES 1,138 64.9 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 981 51.4 39.1 1. Accidents [Injuries] 308 17.6 27.1
2. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 366 19.2 14.6 2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 166 9.5 14.6
3. Assault [Homicide] 334 17.5 13.3 3. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 90 5.1 7.9
4-5. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer]+ 144 7.5 5.7 4. Diseases of the Heart 87 5.0 7.6
4-5. Diseases of the Heart+ 144 7.5 5.7 5. Assault [Homicide] 67 3.8 5.9
All Other Causes 541 28.3 21.6 All Other Causes 420 23.9 36.9

AGES 35-44
ALL CAUSES 3,890 219.0 100.0 ALL CAUSES 2,352 135.8 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 922 51.9 23.7 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 611 35.3 26.0
2. Diseases of the Heart 593 33.4 15.2 2. Accidents [Injuries] 383 22.1 16.3
3. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 411 23.1 10.6 3. Diseases of the Heart 271 15.7 11.5
4. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 377 21.2 9.7 4. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 116 6.7 4.9
5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus [HIV] 201 11.3 5.2 5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus [HIV] 84 4.9 3.6
All Other Causes 1,386 78.0 35.6 All Other Causes 887 51.2 37.7

AGES 45-54
ALL CAUSES 8,854 536.1 100.0 ALL CAUSES 5,214 314.1 100.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 2,070 125.3 23.4 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 1,716 103.4 32.9
2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 1,896 114.8 21.4 2. Diseases of the Heart 832 50.1 16.0
3. Accidents [Injuries] 1,027 62.2 11.6 3. Accidents [Injuries] 461 27.8 8.8
4. Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 588 35.6 6.6 4. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 202 12.2 3.9
5. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 432 26.2 4.9 5. Diabetes Mellitus 190 11.4 3.6
All Other Causes 2,841 172.0 32.1 All Other Causes 1,813 109.2 34.8

AGES 55-64
ALL CAUSES 13,239 1,157.3 100.0 ALL CAUSES 8,656 716.7 100.0
1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 4,089 357.4 30.9 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 3,125 258.8 36.1
2. Diseases of the Heart 3,478 304.0 26.3 2. Diseases of the Heart 1,601 132.6 18.5
3. Accidents [Injuries] 650 56.8 4.9 3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 458 37.9 5.3
4. Diabetes Mellitus 535 46.8 4.0 4. Diabetes Mellitus 416 34.4 4.8
5. Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 534 46.7 4.0 5. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 380 31.5 4.4
All Other Causes 3,953 345.6 29.9 All Other Causes 2,676 221.6 30.9

AGES 65-74
ALL CAUSES 15,795 2,535.9 100.0 ALL CAUSES 12,086 1,702.2 100.0
1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 5,092 817.5 32.2 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 4,012 565.1 33.2
2. Diseases of the Heart 3,916 628.7 24.8 2. Diseases of the Heart 2,366 333.2 19.6
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,190 191.1 7.5 3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 982 138.3 8.1
4. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 715 114.8 4.5 4. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 698 98.3 5.8
5. Diabetes Mellitus 654 105.0 4.1 5. Diabetes Mellitus 539 75.9 4.5
All Other Causes 4,228 678.8 26.8 All Other Causes 3,489 491.4 28.9

AGES 75+
ALL CAUSES 34,985 8,252.1 100.0 ALL CAUSES 49,154 7,581.3 100.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 9,854 2,324.3 28.2 1. Diseases of the Heart 13,127 2,024.6 26.7
2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 7,110 1,677.1 20.3 2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 6,975 1,075.8 14.2
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,500 589.7 7.1 3. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 4,255 656.3 8.7
4. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 2,245 529.5 6.4 4. Alzheimer's Disease 3,416 526.9 6.9
5. Alzheimer's Disease 1,436 338.7 4.1 5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,857 440.6 5.8
All Other Causes 11,840 2,792.8 33.8 All Other Causes 18,524 2,857.1 37.7



+ These causes have tied.

2008 Annual Report List of Tables and References
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Last updated March 09, 2011