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The most common causes of death 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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All Persons - 1980

 

All Persons - 2000

 

All causes

1,989,841 

All causes

2,403,351

1

 

Diseases of heart

38% 

Diseases of heart

30%

2

 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

21% 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

23%

3

 

Cerebrovascular diseases

9% 

Cerebrovascular diseases

7%

4

 

Unintentional injuries

5% 

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

5%

5

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

3% 

Unintentional injuries

4%

6

 

Pneumonia and influenza

3% 

Diabetes mellitus

3%

7

 

Diabetes mellitus

2% 

Influenza and pneumonia

3%

8

 

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

2% 

Alzheimer's disease

2%

9

 

Atherosclerosis

1% 

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis

2%

10

 

Suicide

1% 

Septicemia

1%


 

Male - 1980

 

Male - 2000

 

All causes

1,075,078 

All causes

1,177,578

1

 

Diseases of heart

38% 

Diseases of heart

29%

2

 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

21% 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

24%

3

 

Unintentional injuries

7% 

Cerebrovascular diseases

6%

4

 

Cerebrovascular diseases

7% 

Unintentional injuries

5%

5

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

4% 

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

5%

6

 

Pneumonia and influenza

3% 

Diabetes mellitus

3%

7

 

Suicide

2% 

Influenza and pneumonia

2%

8

 

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

2% 

Suicide

2%

9

 

Homicide

2% 

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis

2%

10

 

Diabetes mellitus

1% 

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

1%


 

Female - 1980

 

Female - 2000

 

All causes

914,763 

All causes

1,225,773

1

 

Diseases of heart

39% 

Diseases of heart

30%

2

 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

21% 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

22%

3

 

Cerebrovascular diseases

11% 

Cerebrovascular diseases

8%

4

 

Unintentional injuries

3% 

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

5%

5

 

Pneumonia and influenza

3% 

Diabetes mellitus

3%

6

 

Diabetes mellitus

2% 

Influenza and pneumonia

3%

7

 

Atherosclerosis

2% 

Alzheimer's disease

3%

8

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

2% 

Unintentional injuries

3%

9

 

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

1% 

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis

2%

10

 

Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

1% 

Septicemia

1%


 

White - 1980

 

White - 2000

 

All causes

1,738,607 

All causes

2,071,287

1

 

Diseases of heart

39% 

Diseases of heart

30%

2

 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

21% 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

23%

3

 

Cerebrovascular diseases

9% 

Cerebrovascular diseases

7%

4

 

Unintentional injuries

5% 

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

5%

5

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

3% 

Unintentional injuries

4%

6

 

Pneumonia and influenza

3% 

Influenza and pneumonia

3%

7

 

Diabetes mellitus

2% 

Diabetes mellitus

3%

8

 

Atherosclerosis

2% 

Alzheimer's disease

2%

9

 

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

1% 

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis

1%

10

 

Suicide

1% 

Suicide

1%


 

Black - 1980

 

Black - 2000

 

All causes

233,135 

All causes

285,826

1

 

Diseases of heart

31% 

Diseases of heart

27%

2

 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

19% 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

22%

3

 

Cerebrovascular diseases

9% 

Cerebrovascular diseases

7%

4

 

Unintentional injuries

6% 

Unintentional injuries

4%

5

 

Homicide

4% 

Diabetes mellitus

4%

6

 

Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

3% 

Homicide

3%

7

 

Pneumonia and influenza

2% 

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease

3%

8

 

Diabetes mellitus

2% 

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

3%

9

 

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

2% 

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis

2%

10

 

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis

1% 

Influenza and pneumonia

2%


 

American Indian or Alaska Native - 1980

 

American Indian or Alaska Native - 2000

 

All causes

6,923 

All causes

11,363

1

 

Diseases of heart

22% 

Diseases of heart

21%

2

 

Unintentional injuries

19% 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

17%

3

 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

11% 

Unintentional injuries

12%

4

 

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

6% 

Diabetes mellitus

5%

5

 

Cerebrovascular diseases

5% 

Cerebrovascular diseases

5%

6

 

Pneumonia and influenza

4% 

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

5%

7

 

Homicide

3% 

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

4%

8

 

Diabetes mellitus

3% 

Suicide

3%

9

 

Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

3% 

Influenza and pneumonia

3%

10

 

Suicide

3% 

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis

2%


 

Asian or Pacific Islander - 1980

 

Asian or Pacific Islander - 2000

 

All causes

11,071 

All causes

34,875

1

 

Diseases of heart

29% 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

26%

2

 

Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]

23% 

Diseases of heart

26%

3

 

Cerebrovascular diseases

9% 

Cerebrovascular diseases

9%

4

 

Unintentional injuries

7% 

Unintentional injuries

5%

5

 

Pneumonia and influenza

3% 

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

3%

6

 

Suicide

2% 

Influenza and pneumonia

3%

7

 

Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

2% 

Diabetes mellitus

3%

8

 

Diabetes mellitus

2% 

Suicide

2%

9

 

Homicide

2% 

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis

2%

10

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

2% 

Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

1%


 

  

Hispanic - 2000

 

  

All causes

107,254

1

 

  

Diseases of heart

24%

2

 

  

Malignant neoplasms

20%

3

 

  

Unintentional injuries

8%

4

 

  

Cerebrovascular diseases

6%

5

 

  

Diabetes mellitus

5%

6

 

  

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

3%

7

 

  

Homicide

3%

8

 

  

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

3%

9

 

  

Influenza and pneumonia

2%

10

 

  

Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

2%






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