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The most common causes of death among "whites" 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." "White" as defined by the CDC.

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

  White - 1980 White - 2000
  All causes1,738,607 All causes2,071,287
1 Diseases of heart683,347 Diseases of heart621,719
2 Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]368,162 Malignant neoplasms [Cancer of All Types]480,011
3 Cerebrovascular diseases148,734 Cerebrovascular diseases144,580
4 Unintentional injuries90,122 Chronic lower respiratory diseases112,840
5 Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases52,375 Unintentional injuries82,592
6 Pneumonia and influenza48,369 Influenza and pneumonia57,914
7 Diabetes mellitus28,868 Diabetes mellitus55,561
8 Atherosclerosis27,069 Alzheimer's disease46,460
9 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis25,240 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis29,598
10 Suicide24,829 Suicide26,475

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