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TABLE 17
FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY SEX AND AGE
TEXAS RESIDENTS, 2001
(Rates per 100,000 Estimated Population)

MALE FEMALE
CAUSE NUMBER RATE % CAUSE NUMBER RATE %
AGES 1-14
ALL CAUSES 655 27.8 100.0 ALL CAUSES 485 21.6 100
 
1. Accidents 258 11.0 39.4 1. Accidents 173 7.7 35.7
2. Malignant Neoplasms 69 2.9 10.5 2. Malignant Neoplasms 59 2.6 12.2
3. Congenital Anomalies 52 2.2 7.9 3. Homicide 32 1.4 6.6
4. Homicide 51 2.2 7.8 4. Congenital Anomalies 28 1.2 5.8
5. Suicide 21 0.9 3.2 5. Diseases of the Heart 27 1.2 5.6
 
All Other Causes 204 8.7 31.1 All Other Causes 166 7.4 34.2
 
AGES 15-24
ALL CAUSES 1,991 119.4 100.0 ALL CAUSES 689 44.3 100
 
1. Accidents 964 57.8 48.4 1. Accidents 326 20.9 47.3
2. Homicide 310 18.6 15.6 2. Homicide 69 4.4 10
3. Suicide 282 16.9 14.2 3. Malignant Neoplasms 56 3.6 8.1
4. Malignant Neoplasms 104 6.2 5.2 4. Suicide 39 2.5 5.7
5. Diseases of the Heart 51 3.1 2.6 5. Diseases of the Heart 31 2.0 4.5
 
All Other Causes 280 16.8 14.1 All Other Causes 168 10.8 24.4
 
AGES 25-34
ALL CAUSES 2,298 141.5 100.0 ALL CAUSES 996 63.8 100
 
1. Accidents 814 50.1 35.4 1. Accidents 231 14.8 23.2
2. Suicide 312 19.2 13.6 2. Malignant Neoplasms 180 11.5 18.1
3. Homicide 278 17.1 12.1 3. Diseases of the Heart 85 5.4 8.5
4. Diseases of the Heart 178 11.0 7.7 4. Homicide 75 4.8 7.5
5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 151 9.3 6.6 5. Suicide 68 4.4 6.8
 
All Other Causes 565 34.8 24.6 All Other Causes 357 22.9 35.8
AGES 35-44
ALL CAUSES 4,401 262.4 100.0 ALL CAUSES 2,308 139.1 100
 
1. Accidents 936 55.8 21.3 1. Malignant Neoplasms 633 38.2 27.4
2. Diseases of the Heart 733 43.7 16.7 2. Accidents 362 21.8 15.7
3. Malignant Neoplasms 572 34.1 13.0 3. Diseases of the Heart 292 17.6 12.7
4. Suicide 379 22.6 8.6 4. Suicide 104 6.3 4.5
5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 369 22.0 8.4 5. Cerebrovascular Diseases 93 5.6 4
         
All Other Causes 1,412 84.2 32.1 All Other Causes 824 49.6 35.7
 
AGES 45-54
ALL CAUSES 7,640 566.7 100.0 ALL CAUSES 4,374 317.3 100
 
1. Diseases of the Heart 1,983 147.1 26.0 1. Malignant Neoplasms 1,540 111.7 35.2
2. Malignant Neoplasms 1,798 133.4 23.5 2. Diseases of the Heart 791 57.4 18.1
3. Accidents 740 54.9 9.7 3. Accidents 292 21.2 6.7
4. Chronic Liver Disease and
Cirrhosis
476 35.3 6.2 4. Diabetes Mellitus 212 15.4 4.8
5. Suicide 311 23.1 4.1 5. Cerebrovascular Diseases 199 14.4 4.5
 
All Other Causes 2,332 173.0 30.5 All Other Causes 1,340 97.2 30.6
 
AGES 55-64
ALL CAUSES 10,100 1,269.4 100.0 ALL CAUSES 6,898 810.2 100
1. Malignant Neoplasms 3,300 414.7 32.7 1. Malignant Neoplasms 2,656 312.0 38.5
2. Diseases of the Heart 3,069 385.7 30.4 2. Diseases of the Heart 1,533 180.1 22.2
3. Diabetes Mellitus 425 53.4 4.2 3. Diabetes Mellitus 381 44.8 5.5
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory
Disease
405 50.9 4.0 4. Chornic Lower Respiratory Disease 354 41.6 5.1
5. Accidents 374 47.0 3.7 5. Cerebrovascular Diseases 325 38.2 4.7
 
All Other Causes 2,527 317.6 25.0 All Other Causes 1,649 193.5 23.9
 
AGES 65-74
ALL CAUSES 15,621 2,973.8 100.0 ALL CAUSES 12,244 1,950.4 100
 
2. Malignant Neoplasms 5,001 952.1 32.0 1. Malignant Neoplasms 3,847 612.8 31.4
1. Diseases of the Heart 4,756 905.4 30.4 2. Diseases of the Heart 3,057 487.0 25
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory
Disease
1,065 202.7 6.8 3. Chornic Lower Respiratory Disease 973 155.0 7.9
4. Cerebrovascular Diseases 806 153.4 5.2 4. Cerebrovascular Diseases 769 122.5 6.3
5. Diabetes Mellitus 679 129.3 4.3 5. Diabetes Mellitus 706 112.5 5.8
 
All Other Causes 3,314 630.9 21.2 All Other Causes 2,892 460.6 23.6
 
AGES 75+
ALL CAUSES 32,179 9,114.3 100.0 ALL CAUSES 47,432 7,968.9 100
 
1. Diseases of the Heart 10,627 3,010.0 33.0 1. Diseases of the Heart 15,819 2,657.7 33.4
2. Malignant Neoplasms 6,787 1,922.3 21.1 2. Malignant Neoplasms 6,695 1,124.8 14.1
3. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2,491 705.5 7.7 3. Cerebrovascular Diseases 5,127 861.4 10.8
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory
Disease
2,235 633.0 6.9 4. Chornic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,423 407.1 5.1
5. Influenza and Pneumonia 1,023 289.8 3.2 5. Alzheimer's Disease 2,297 385.9 4.8
 
All Other Causes 9,016 2,553.7 28.0 All Other Causes 15,071 2,532.0 31.8
 
 

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Last updated May 07, 2010