TABLE 1-1 Age-Adjusted Rates for 10 Leading Causes of Death by Ethnic Group—Males (rate per 100,000)

 

 

Non-Hispanic

Non-Hispanic

 

Disease

All

White

Black

Hispanic

Heart

328.1

329.5

344.3

212.7

All cancer

251.6

251.4

350.1

151.4

Cerebrovascular diseases

62.4

60.5

89.7

44.6

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

58.1

61.3

51.4

27.3

Unintentional accidents

50.6

49.1

64.2

47.2

Pneumonia and influenza

28.0

28.0

33.0

18.6

Diabetes mellitus

27.7

25.0

50.1

34.5

Suicide

18.2

20.3

10.8

10.7

Kidney infections

16.2

14.8

33.8

12.9

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

13.7

12.7

15.6

23.0

 

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2001).

TABLE 1-2 Age-Adjusted Rates for 10 Leading Causes of Death by Ethnic Group—Females (rate per 100,000)

 

 

Non-Hispanic

Non-Hispanic

 

Disease

All

White

Black

Hispanic

Heart

220.9

218.1

297.0

146.5

All cancer

169.9

172.1

205.6

101.4

Cerebrovascular diseases

60.5

59.6

80.0

36.6

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

38.2

41.5

24.5

15.3

Diabetes mellitus

23.3

19.5

51.7

32.6

Unintentional accidents

22.7

23.1

24.4

15.5

Pneumonia and influenza

20.8

21.1

21.7

13.5

Alzheimer’s disease

17.6

18.8

12.4

8.4

Kidney infections

11.2

9.7

26.6

8.8

Septicemia

10.5

9.5

23.0

6.8

 

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2001).



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