TABLE 16 - LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY RACE-ETHNICITY TEXAS, 2006

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(Rates Per 100,000 Estimated Population)
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2006 -- WHITE*
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 109,394 891.4 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 27,909 227.4 25.5
2 Malignant neoplasms 24,962 203.4 22.8
3 Chronic lower respiratory disease 6,538 53.3 6.0
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 6,478 52.8 5.9
5 Accidents 5,868 47.8 5.4
6 Alzheimer's disease 4,059 33.1 3.7
7 Diabetes mellitus 2,747 22.4 2.5
8 Influenza and pneumonia 2,449 20.0 2.2
9 Intentional self harm 1,795 14.6 1.6
10 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 1,719 14.0 1.6
  All Other Causes 24,870 202.7 22.8
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2006 -- HISPANIC
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 28,077 330.8 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 5,976 70.4 21.3
2 Malignant neoplasms 5,639 66.4 20.1
3 Accidents 2,183 25.7 7.8
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,601 18.9 5.7
5 Diabetes mellitus 1,549 18.3 5.5
6 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 899 10.6 3.2
7 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 727 8.6 2.6
8 Septicemia 622 7.3 2.2
9 Chronic lower respiratory disease 568 6.7 2.0
10 Assault 567 6.7 2.0
  All Other Causes 7,746 91.3 27.6
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2006 --BLACK
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 19,054 693.1 100.0
1 Diseases of heart 4,602 167.4 24.2
2 Malignant neoplasms 4,175 151.9 21.9
3 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,253 45.6 6.6
4 Accidents 955 34.7 5.0
5 Diabetes mellitus 884 32.2 4.6
6 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 521 19.0 2.7
7 Chronic lower respiratory disease 493 17.9 2.6
8 Assault 483 17.6 2.5
9 HIV disease 451 16.4 2.4
10 Septicemia 414 15.1 2.2
  All Other Causes 4,823 175.4 25.3

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


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Last updated December 31, 2010