TABLE 17 - FIVE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY SEX AND AGE TEXAS RESIDENTS, -2006

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(Rates per 100,000 Estimated Population)
MALE FEMALE
Cause Deaths Rate Percent Cause Deaths Rate Percent
AGES 1-14
ALL CAUSES 587 23.5 100.0 ALL CAUSES 448 18.7 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 259 10.4 44.1 1. Accidents [Injuries] 171 7.1 38.2
2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 67 2.7 11.4 2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 49 2.0 10.9
3. Assault [Homicide] 42 1.7 7.2 3. Assault [Homicide] 36 1.5 8.0
4. Congenital Malformations 33 1.3 5.6 4. Congenital Malformations 31 1.3 6.9
5. Diseases of the Heart 22 0.9 3.7 5. Diseases of the Heart 14 0.6 3.1
All Other Causes 164 6.5 27.9 All Other Causes 147 6.2 32.8
AGES 15-24
ALL CAUSES 2,094 111.9 100.0 ALL CAUSES 719 41.3 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 1,051 56.2 50.2 1. Accidents [Injuries] 325 18.7 45.2
2. Assault [Homicide] 335 17.9 16.0 2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 59 3.4 8.2
3. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 298 15.9 14.2 3. Assault [Homicide] 54 3.1 7.5
4. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 76 4.1 3.6 4. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 46 2.6 6.4
5. Diseases of the Heart 59 3.2 2.8 5. Diseases of the Heart 28 1.6 3.9
All Other Causes 275 14.6 13.1 All Other Causes 207 11.9 28.8
AGES 25-34
ALL CAUSES 2,424 133.8 100.0 ALL CAUSES 1,100 64.9 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 898 49.6 37.0 1. Accidents [Injuries] 279 16.5 25.4
2. Assault [Homicide] 314 17.3 13.0 2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 152 9.0 13.8
3. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 304 16.8 12.5 3. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 97 5.7 8.8
4. Diseases of the Heart 166 9.2 6.8 4. Diseases of the Heart 83 4.9 7.5
5. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 153 8.4 6.3 5. Assault [Homicide] 65 3.8 5.9
All Other Causes 589 32.5 24.3 All Other Causes 424 25.0 38.5
AGES 35-44
ALL CAUSES 3,995 228.9 100.0 ALL CAUSES 2,356 137.7 100.0
1. Accidents [Injuries] 937 53.7 23.5 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 549 32.1 23.3
2. Diseases of the Heart 617 35.3 15.4 2. Accidents [Injuries] 386 22.6 16.4
3. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 431 24.7 10.8 3. Diseases of the Heart 290 16.9 12.3
4. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 354 20.3 8.9 4. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 105 6.1 4.5
5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus [HIV] 296 17.0 7.4 5. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 93 5.4 3.9
All Other Causes 1,360 77.9 34.0 All Other Causes 933 54.6 39.6
AGES 45-54
ALL CAUSES 8,595 543.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 5,217 326.5 100.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 1,959 123.8 22.8 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 1,729 108.2 33.1
2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 1,915 121.0 22.3 2. Diseases of the Heart 872 54.6 16.7
3. Accidents [Injuries] 969 61.2 11.3 3. Accidents [Injuries] 437 27.4 8.4
4. Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 547 34.6 6.4 4. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 261 16.3 5.0
5. Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] 352 22.2 4.1 5. Diabetes Mellitus 205 12.8 3.9
All Other Causes 2,853 180.4 33.2 All Other Causes 1,713 107.2 32.8
AGES 55-64
ALL CAUSES 11,849 1,124.5 100.0 ALL CAUSES 7,991 717.0 100.0
1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 3,779 358.6 31.9 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 2,931 263.0 36.7
2. Diseases of the Heart 3,174 301.2 26.8 2. Diseases of the Heart 1,536 137.8 19.2
3. Accidents [Injuries] 563 53.4 4.8 3. Diabetes Mellitus 436 39.1 5.5
4. Diabetes Mellitus 514 48.8 4.3 4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 420 37.7 5.3
5. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 463 43.9 3.9 5. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 372 33.4 4.7
All Other Causes 3,356 318.6 28.3 All Other Causes 2,296 206.0 28.7
AGES 65-74
ALL CAUSES 14,483 2,493.2 100.0 ALL CAUSES 11,611 1,731.8 100.0
1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 4,852 835.2 33.5 1. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 3,878 578.4 33.4
2. Diseases of the Heart 3,747 645.0 25.9 2. Diseases of the Heart 2,449 365.3 21.1
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 947 163.0 6.5 3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 928 138.4 8.0
4. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 650 111.9 4.5 4. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 668 99.6 5.8
5. Diabetes Mellitus 637 109.7 4.4 5. Diabetes Mellitus 607 90.5 5.2
All Other Causes 3,650 628.4 25.2 All Other Causes 3,081 459.6 26.5
AGES 75+
ALL CAUSES 33,401 8,170.4 100.0 ALL CAUSES 47,171 7,379.4 100.0
1. Diseases of the Heart 9,826 2,403.6 29.4 1. Diseases of the Heart 13,613 2,129.6 28.9
2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 7,216 1,765.1 21.6 2. Malignant Neoplasms [Cancer] 6,930 1,084.1 14.7
3. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 2,202 538.6 6.6 3. Cerebrovascular Disease [Stroke] 4,129 645.9 8.8
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,138 523.0 6.4 4. Alzheimer's Disease 3,302 516.6 7.0
5. Alzheimer's Disease 1,210 296.0 3.6 5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,442 382.0 5.2
All Other Causes 10,809 2,644.1 32.4 All Other Causes 16,755 2,621.2 35.5

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Last updated December 31, 2010