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Table 16 Leading Causes of Death by Race Ethnicity Texas

Table 16
Leading Causes of Death by Race/Ethnicity
Texas, 2012
(Rates Per 100,000 Population)

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2012 -- TOTAL
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 173,935 667.5 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 38,987 149.6 22.4
2 Malignant Neoplasms 38,096 146.2 21.9
3 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 9,520 36.5 5.5
4 Cerebrovascular Diseases 9,297 35.7 5.3
5 Accidents 9,267 35.6 5.3
6 Alzheimer's Disease 5,168 19.8 3.0
7 Diabetes Mellitus 5,127 19.7 2.9
8 Septicemia 3,616 13.9 2.1
9 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 3,522 13.5 2.0
10 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 3,298 12.7 1.9
  All Other Causes 48,037 184.3 27.6
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2012 -- WHITE*
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 118,619 908.5 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 27,327 209.3 23.0
2 Malignant Neoplasms 26,334 201.7 22.2
3 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 8,055 61.7 6.8
4 Cerebrovascular Diseases 6,213 47.6 5.2
5 Accidents 5,882 45.1 5.0
6 Alzheimer's Disease 4,021 30.8 3.4
7 Diabetes Mellitus 2,526 19.3 2.1
8 Intentional Self-Harm 2,296 17.6 1.9
9 Septicemia 2,144 16.4 1.8
10 Influenza and Pneumonia 2,094 16.0 1.8
  All Other Causes 31,727 243.0 26.7
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2012 -- HISPANIC
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 34,756 347.0 100.0
1 Malignant Neoplasms 7,100 70.9 20.4
2 Diseases of the Heart 6,903 68.9 19.9
3 Accidents 2,450 24.5 7.0
4 Cerebrovascular Diseases 1,830 18.3 5.3
5 Diabetes Mellitus 1,748 17.5 5.0
6 Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 1,279 12.8 3.7
7 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 928 9.3 2.7
8 Septicemia 919 9.2 2.6
9 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 816 8.1 2.3
10 Alzheimer's Disease 787 7.9 2.3
  All Other Causes 9,996 99.8 28.8
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN TEXAS - 2012 --BLACK
RANK CAUSE NUMBER RATE PERCENT
  All Causes 20,560 688.4 100.0
1 Diseases of the Heart 4,757 159.3 23.1
2 Malignant Neoplasms 4,662 156.1 22.7
3 Cerebrovascular Diseases 1,254 42.0 6.1
4 Accidents 935 31.3 4.5
5 Diabetes Mellitus 853 28.6 4.1
6 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 649 21.7 3.2
7 Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis 600 20.1 2.9
8 Septicemia 553 18.5 2.7
9 Assault 444 14.9 2.2
10 Alzheimer's Disease 360 12.1 1.8
  All Other Causes 5,493 183.9 26.7

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


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Last updated August 8, 2014