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Ten Leading Causes of Death Among Females (All Ages), by Race/Ethnicity, 2006

Ten Leading Causes of Death Among Females (All Ages), by Race/Ethnicity, 2006
Cause of Death Total Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black Hispanic Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native
Percent of Deaths Rank Percent of Deaths Rank Percent of Deaths Rank Percent of Deaths Rank Percent of Deaths Rank Percent of Deaths Rank

N/A = not in the top 10 leading causes of death for this racial/ethnic group.

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Analysis of National Vial Statistics System 2006 data. [online]. www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars, accessed 05/11/09. Unpublished data.

Heart Disease 25.8 1 26.1 1 25.5 1 22.8 1 22.7 2 18.8 2
Malignant Neoplasms (cancer) 22.0 2 22.0 2 21.6 2 21.7 2 27.3 1 19.3 1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (stroke) 6.7 3 6.7 3 6.8 3 6.4 3 9.4 3 4.8 5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 5.3 4 5.9 4 2.5 7 2.7 6 2.4 7 4.3 6
4.2 5 4.6 5 2.3 9 2.7 7 2.2 8 N/A N/A
Unintentional Injury 3.5 6 3.4 6 3.0 6 5.0 5 3.8 5 8.2 3
Diabetes Mellitus 3.0 7 2.5 8 5.0 4 5.4 4 3.8 4 7.1 4
Influenza and Pneumonia 2.5 8 2.6 7 2.0 10 2.6 7 2.9 6 2.1 9
Nephritis (kidney inflammation) 1.9 9 1.7 9 3.3 5 2.2 10 2.0 9 2.3 8
Septicemia (blood poisoning) 1.5 10 1.4 10 2.4 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.7 10

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