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Ten Leading Causes of Death Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Race/Ethnicity, 2007

Ten Leading Causes of Death Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Race/Ethnicity, 2007
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 II.5: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System

Heart Disease 25.5 1 25.6 1 26.0 1 23.8 1 22.9 2 18.2 2
Malignant Neoplasms (cancer) 22.4 2 22.3 2 22.7 2 23.2 2 27.9 1 19.6 1
Cerebrovascular Diseases (stroke) 6.8 3 6.7 3 7.0 3 6.7 3 9.5 3 5.0 6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 5.5 4 6.2 4 2.7 7 2.9 7 2.5 7 5.0 5
4.4 5 4.8 5 2.6 8 3.0 6 2.4 8 N/A N/A
Unintentional Injury 3.4 6 3.4 6 2.7 6 4.3 5 3.6 5 8.2 3
Diabetes Mellitus 3.0 7 2.5 7 5.1 4 5.8 4 4.2 4 6.7 4
Influenza and Pneumonia 2.4 8 2.4 8 N/A N/A 2.4 8 3.0 6 2.1 9
Nephritis (kidney inflammation) 2.0 9 1.8 9 3.4 5 2.3 9 1.9 9 2.7 8
Septicemia (blood poisoning) 1.6 10 1.4 10 2.5 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A 2.0 10

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