The most common causes of mortality among American Indian or Alaska Native in the United States

The table is derived from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Health, United States, 2002 With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans."

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Overall - Raw Numbers | Overall - Percentages
Asian-Descent | Black | Female | Hispanic/Latino | Male | Native American | White

American Indian or Alaska Native - 1980

American Indian or Alaska Native - 2000

All causes

6,923

All causes

11,363

1

Diseases of heart

1,494

Diseases of heart

2,417

2

Unintentional injuries

1,290

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

1,914

3

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

770

Unintentional injuries

1,353

4

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

410

Diabetes mellitus

616

5

Cerebrovascular diseases

322

Cerebrovascular diseases

572

6

Pneumonia and influenza

257

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

534

7

Homicide

217

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

429

8

Diabetes mellitus

210

Suicide

297

9

Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

199

Influenza and pneumonia

289

10

Suicide

181

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis

215



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