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Leading Causes of Death, Texas Residents, 2003
(Rates per 100,000 Population)

Causes Total Number Rate Percent
ALL CAUSES 154,501 698.5 100
Diseases of the Heart 41,654 188.3 27
Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer) 33,782 152.7 21.9
Cerebrovascular Diseases (Stroke) 10,286 46.5 6.7
Accidents 8,341 37.7 5.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 7,548 34.1 4.9
Diabetes 5,663 25.6 3.7
Alzheimer's Disease 4,012 18.1 2.6
Pneumonia and Influenza 3,603 16.3 2.3
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 2,671 12.1 1.7
Suicide 2,355 10.6 1.5
All Other Causes 34,586 156.4 22.4

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Last updated May 07, 2010