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The most common causes of mortality among "blacks" 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." "Black" as defined by the CDC.

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

  Black - 1980 Black - 2000
  All causes233,135 All causes285,826
1 Diseases of heart72,956 Diseases of heart77,523
2 Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]45,037 Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]61,945
3 Cerebrovascular diseases20,135 Cerebrovascular diseases19,221
4 Unintentional injuries13,480 Unintentional injuries12,277
5 Homicide10,172 Diabetes mellitus12,021
6 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period6,961 Homicide7,867
7 Pneumonia and influenza5,648 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease7,848
8 Diabetes mellitus5,544 Chronic lower respiratory diseases7,607
9 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis4,790 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis6,911
10 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis3,416 Influenza and pneumonia5,990

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