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The most common causes of death among females 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

  Female - 1980 Female - 2000
  All causes914,763 All causes1,225,773
1 Diseases of heart355,424 Diseases of heart365,953
2 Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]190,561 Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]267,009
3 Cerebrovascular diseases100,252 Cerebrovascular diseases102,892
4 Unintentional injuries31,538 Chronic lower respiratory diseases62,005
5 Pneumonia and influenza27,045 Diabetes mellitus37,699
6 Diabetes mellitus20,526 Influenza and pneumonia36,655
7 Atherosclerosis17,848 Alzheimer's disease35,120
8 Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases17,425 Unintentional injuries34,083
9 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis10,815 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis19,440
10 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period9,815 Septicemia17,687

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