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TABLE 19
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH FOR SELECTED YEARS
TEXAS RESIDENTS
(Rates Per 100,000 Population Based On Census As Of
April 1 Each Year)

 

TEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH -- TEXAS 1970
 
CAUSE OF DEATH NUMBER RATE
 
ALL CAUSES 94,287 842.1
 
1. Diseases of the Heart 32,152 287.2
2. Malignant Neoplasms 15,796 141.1
3. Cerebrovascular Diseases 10,310 92.1
4. Accidents 7,042 62.9
5. Pneumonia 3,084 27.5
6. Certain Causes of Mortality
In Early Infancy
2,740 24.5
7. Diabetes Mellitus 1,833 16.4
8. Arteriosclerosis 1,541 13.8
9. Homicide 1,414 12.6
10. Cirrhosis of the Liver 1,322 11.8
All Other Causes 17,053 152.3
TEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH -- TEXAS 1980
 
CAUSE OF DEATH NUMBER RATE
 
ALL CAUSES 108,018 759.2
 
1. Diseases of the Heart 37,581 264.1
2. Malignant Neoplasms 21,164 148.7
3. Cerebrovascular Diseases 9,728 68.4
4 . Accidents and Adverse Effects 7,785 54.7
5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Diseases & Allied Conditions
2,910 20.5
6. Influenza and Pneumonia 2,580 18.1
7. Homicide 2,428 17.1
8. Diabetes Mellitus 1,862 13.1
9. Suicide 1,786 12.6
10. Certain Conditions Originating
in the Perinatal Period
1,676 11.8
All Other Causes 18,518 130.1
TEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH -- TEXAS 1990
 
CAUSE OF DEATH NUMBER RATE
 
ALL CAUSES 125,019 736.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 39,443 232.2
2. Malignant Neoplasms 28,483 167.7
3. Cerebrovascular Diseases 8,388 49.4
4. Accidents and Adverse Effects 6,225 36.6
5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Diseases & Allied Conditions
4,857 28.6
6. Influenza and Pneumonia 4,267 25.1
7. Diabetes Mellitus 3,458 20.4
8. Homicide 2,391 14.1
9. Suicide 2,156 12.7
10. Human Immunodeficiency
Virus Infection
1,836 10.8
All Other Causes 23,515 138.4
TEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH -- TEXAS 2000
 
CAUSE OF DEATH NUMBER RATE
 
ALL CAUSES 149,763 736.1
 
1. Diseases of the Heart 42,968 211.2
2. Malignant Neoplasms 33,298 163.7
3. Cerebrovascular Diseases 10,721 52.7
4. Accidents 7,602 37.4
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 7,284 35.8
6. Diabetes Mellitus 5,195 25.5
7. Influenza and Pneumonia 3,708 18.2
8. Alzheimer's Disease 3,171 15.6
9. Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) 2,093 10.3
10. Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 2,092 10.3
All Other Causes 31,631 155.5

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Last updated May 07, 2010