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Leading Causes of Death, Texas, 2008

Birth defects are well-known to be the leading cause of infant mortality. However, they also remain a significant cause of death among Texans well into young adulthood.

10 Most Common Causes of Death by Age Group, Texas, 2008

 

<1

1-4

5-9

10-14

15-19

20-24

25-29

Rank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Birth Defects

530

Unintentional Injuries

175

Unintentional Injuries

79

Unintentional Injuries

96

Unintentional Injuries

531

Unintentional Injuries

812

Unintentional Injuries

708

2

Short Gestation /Low Birth Weight

370

Birth Defects

51

Malignant Neoplasms

48

Malignant Neoplasms

27

Homicide

130

Homicide

249

Suicide

239

3

SIDS

227

Homicide

41

Birth Defects

18

Homicide

19

Suicide

129

Suicide

208

Homicide

233

4

Maternal Pregnancy Complications

153

Malignant Neoplasms

35

Homicide

12

Suicide

13

Malignant Neoplasms

77

Malignant Neoplasms

75

Malignant Neoplasms

112

5

Unintentional Injury

103

Heart Disease

18

Heart Disease

8

Birth Defects

10

Heart Disease

26

Heart Disease

55

Heart Disease

91

6

Placenta, Cord, Membranes Complications

86

Septicemia

17

Chronic, Low Respiratory Disease

4

Heart Disease

10

Birth Defects

16

Pregnancy/ Childbirth

17

HIV

38

7

Bacterial Sepsis

84

Influenza/

Pneumonia

11

Benign Neoplasms

4

Chronic, Low Respiratory Disease

5

Cerebrovascular

9

Birth Defects

16

Cerebrovascular

23

8

Circulatory System Diseases

59

Perinatal Period

7

Septicemia

4

Septicemia

5

Influenza/

Pneumonia

8

HIV

12

Diabetes

23

9

Nectrotizing Entercolitis

47

Benign Neoplasms

6

Cerebrovascular

3

Anemias

3

Septicemia

7

Influenza/

Pneumonia

10

Birth Defects

23

10

Atelectasis

44

Chronic, Low Respiratory Disease

5

Influenza/

Pneumonia

3

4 Conditions

2/Ea

Pregnancy/ Childbirth

5

3 Conditions

8/Ea

2 Conditions

17/Ea

Data Source: NCHS 71 Rankable Causes of Infant Death, www4.state.nj.us/dhss-shad/query/ICDInf71Rankable.htm.


Last updated August 25, 2011