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Table 16 Leading Causes of Death by Race Ethnicity Texas

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Table 16
Leading Causes of Death by Race/Ethnicity
Texas, 2009
(Rates Per 100,000 Estimated Population)

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2009 -- TOTAL
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 162,792 656.9 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 38,008 153.4 23.3
2 Malignant Neoplasms 35,531 143.4 21.8
3 Accidents 9,310 37.6 5.7
4 Cerebrovascular Diseases 9,118 36.8 5.6
5 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 8,624 34.8 5.3
6 Alzheimer's Disease 5,062 20.4 3.1
7 Diabetes Mellitus 4,866 19.6 3.0
8 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis 3,688 14.9 2.3
9 Influenza and Pneumonia 3,380 13.6 2.1
10 Septicemia 3,085 12.4 1.9
  All Other Causes 42,120 170.0 25.9
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2009 -- WHITE*
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 112,578 903.6 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 27,113 217.6 24.1
2 Malignant Neoplasms 24,988 200.6 22.2
3 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 7,330 58.8 6.5
4 Accidents 6,275 50.4 5.6
5 Cerebrovascular Disease 6,196 49.7 5.5
6 Alzheimer's Disease 4,110 33.0 3.7
7 Diabetes Mellitus 2,587 20.8 2.3
8 Influenza and Pneumonia 2,272 18.2 2.0
9 Intentional Self-Harm 2,173 17.4 1.9
10 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis 2,028 16.3 1.8
  All Other Causes 27,506 220.8 24.4
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2009 -- HISPANIC
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 30,825 325.8 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 6,310 66.7 20.5
2 Malignant Neoplasms 6,132 64.8 19.9
3 Accidents 2,165 22.9 7.0
4 Cerebrovascular Disease 1,700 18.0 5.5
5 Diabetes Mellitus 1,489 15.7 4.8
6 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 1,080 11.4 3.5
7 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis 1,000 10.6 3.2
8 Septicemia 794 8.4 2.6
9 Influenza and Pneumonia 777 8.2 2.5
10 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 744 7.9 2.4
  All Other Causes 8,634 91.3 28.0
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2009 --BLACK
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 19,389 677.4 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 4,585 160.2 23.6
2 Malignant Neoplasms 4,411 154.1 22.8
3 Cerebrovascular Disease 1,222 42.7 6.3
4 Accidents 870 30.4 4.5
5 Diabetes Mellitus 790 27.6 4.1
6 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis 660 23.1 3.4
7 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 550 19.2 2.8
8 Septicemia 471 16.5 2.4
9 Assault 410 14.3 2.1
10 Human Immunodeficiency Virus [HIV] 400 14.0 2.1
  All Other Causes 5,020 175.4 25.9

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


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Last updated April 25, 2012