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Leading Causes of Death Among Females, 2005*

Percent of females:

  • Heart Disease 25.3
  • Malignant Neoplasms (cancer) 22.0
  • Cerebrovascular Diseases (stroke) 6.7
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 5.7
  • Alzheimer’s Disease 5.2
  • Diabetes Mellitus 4.1
  • All Other Causes 31.0

*Includes females of all ages in the 44 counties constituting the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Compressed Mortality File, 1999-2005. CDC WONDER On-line Database, compiled from Compressed Mortality File 1999-2005 Series 20 No. 2K, 2008. Accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/cmf-icd10.html on Feb 27, 2009 3:04:16 PM.

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