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TABLE 16
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY RACE/ETHNICITY
TEXAS, 2005
(Rates Per 100,000 Estimated Population)

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2005 -- TOTAL
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 155,924 682.1 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 39,996 175.0 25.7
2 Malignant neoplasms 34,197 149.6 21.9
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 9,342 40.9 6.0
4 Accidents 8,504 37.2 5.5
5 Chronic lower respiratory disease 7,962 34.8 5.1
6 Diabetes mellitus 5,593 24.5 3.6
7 Alzheimer's disease 4,612 20.2 3.0
8 Influenza and pneumonia 3,637 15.9 2.3
9 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 2,697 11.8 1.7
10 Septicemia 2,539 11.1 1.6
  All Other Causes 36,845 161.2 23.6
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2005 -- WHITE*
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 108,271 893.3 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 28,739 237.1 26.5
2 Malignant neoplasms 24,470 201.9 22.6
3 Chronic lower respiratory disease 6,851 56.5 6.3
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 6,553 54.1 6.1
5 Accidents 5,362 44.2 5.0
6 Alzheimer's disease 3,831 31.6 3.5
7 Diabetes mellitus 2,808 23.2 2.6
8 Influenza and pneumonia 2,698 22.3 2.5
9 Intentional self harm 1,811 14.9 1.7
10 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 1,596 13.2 1.5
  All Other Causes 23,552 194.3 21.7
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2005 -- HISPANIC
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 28,392 348.7 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 6,409 78.7 22.6
2 Malignant neoplasms 5,468 67.2 19.3
3 Accidents 2,217 27.2 7.8
4 Diabetes mellitus 1,862 22.9 6.6
5 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,579 19.4 5.6
6 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 935 11.5 3.3
7 Assault 613 7.5 2.2
8 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 610 7.5 2.1
9 Influenza and pneumonia 575 7.1 2.0
10 Chronic lower respiratory disease 575 7.1 2.0
  All Other Causes 7,549 92.7 26.5
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2005 --BLACK
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 19,261 741.5 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 4,848 186.6 25.2
2 Malignant neoplasms 4,259 164.0 22.1
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,210 46.6 6.3
4 Accidents 925 35.6 4.8
5 Diabetes mellitus 923 35.5 4.8
6 Chronic lower respiratory disease 536 20.6 2.8
7 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 491 18.9 2.5
8 Assault 446 17.2 2.3
9 HIV disease 436 16.8 2.3 10 Septicemia 421 16.2 2.2
  All Other Causes 4,766 183.5 24.7

Note: * Data for Other deaths are grouped within the White category.


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Last updated March 19, 2011