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Deaths, Age-adjusted Death Rates, and Comparisons by State for Selected Leading Causes of Death

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Alabama2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3 214 4.9 5.0
Heart disease13,207 289.3 247.8
Cancer9,801 212.2 196.0
Stroke2,998 66.0 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease2,204 48.0 43.7
Accidents2,211 49.2 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,105 24.4 22.0
Diabetes1,344 29.4 25.1
Alzheimer's disease1,103 24.6 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3445 9.6 9.5
Kidney diseases974 21.4 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,037 23.1 15.3
Suicide512 11.3 10.7
Homicide3425 9.5 7.1
Firearm injury5737 16.4 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Alaska2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)37 * 5.0
Heart disease603 187.7 247.8
Cancer689 192.6 196.0
Stroke158 57.4 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease147 49.6 43.7
Accidents345 60.4 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia36 12.9 22.0
Diabetes80 22.6 25.3
Alzheimer's disease44 18.8 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis357 10.7 9.5
Kidney diseases24 7.2 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4103 17.4 15.3
Suicide102 15.9 10.7
Homicide338 5.7 7.1
Firearm injury595 14.9 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Arizona2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3156 3.1 5.0
Heart disease10,588 204.5 247.8
Cancer9,143 172.9 196.0
Stroke2,480 48.2 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease2,499 47.3 43.7
Accidents2,475 47.3 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,133 22.1 22.0
Diabetes1,058 20.1 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,108 22.1 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3661 12.8 9.5
Kidney diseases644 12.3 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,020 19.4 15.3
Suicide767 14.8 10.7
Homicide3494 9.3 7.1
Firearm injury5842 16.0 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Arkansas2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)364 2.5 5.0
Heart disease8,263 279.1 247.8
Cancer6,092 208.0 196.0
Stroke2,256 75.9 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,368 46.2 43.7
Accidents1,277 46.4 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia735 24.8 22.0
Diabetes756 25.8 25.3
Alzheimer's disease452 15.1 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3233 8.3 9.5
Kidney diseases521 17.6 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4661 24.4 15.3
Suicide382 14.2 10.7
Homicide3183 6.9 7.1
Firearm injury5412 15.3 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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California2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)31,505 4.4 5.0
Heart disease68,234 230.4 247.8
Cancer53,924 179.2 196.0
Stroke18,088 61.2 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease12,965 43.9 43.7
Accidents8,132 24.4 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia8,129 27.6 22.0
Diabetes6,395 21.4 25.3
Alzheimer's disease4,935 16.9 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis33,692 11.7 9.5
Kidney diseases1,994 6.7 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents43,932 11.5 15.3
Suicide2,831 8.5 10.7
Homicide32,223 6.2 7.1
Firearm injury53,200 9.3 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Colorado2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)393 2.0 5.0
Heart disease6,293 181.0 247.8
Cancer6,145 169.6 196.0
Stroke1,825 53.9 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,836 53.5 43.7
Accidents1,339 25.7 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia650 19.0 22.0
Diabetes667 18.7 25.3
Alzheimer's disease852 25.9 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3420 10.2 9.5
Kidney diseases391 11.2 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4758 17.2 15.3
Suicide722 16.5 10.7
Homicide3169 3.7 7.1
Firearm injury5510 11.7 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Connecticut2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3193 5.4 5.0
Heart disease8,582 216.4 247.8
Cancer7,093 187.2 196.0
Stroke2,003 49.6 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,486 38.0 43.7
Accidents1,056 29.5 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia854 20.9 22.0
Diabetes759 19.6 25.3
Alzheimer's disease573 13.8 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3294 8.0 9.5
Kidney diseases585 15.0 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4317 9.4 15.3
Suicide283 8.2 10.7
Homicide3172 5.1 7.1
Firearm injury5191 5.6 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Delaware2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)367 8.3 5.0
Heart disease2,033 257.2 257.2
Cancer1,786 219.3 196.0
Stroke383 49.2 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease306 37.9 43.7
Accidents290 36.3 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia181 23.4 22.0
Diabetes218 27.2 25.3
Alzheimer's disease135 17.6 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis375 9.1 9.5
Kidney diseases108 13.7 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4122 15.2 15.2
Suicide108 13.3 10.7
Homicide333 4.1 7.1
Firearm injury576 9.4 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Florida2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)31,664 10.4 5.0
Heart disease50,629 233.2 247.8
Cancer39,090 187.2 196.0
Stroke10,414 47.6 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease8,954 40.9 43.7
Accidents6,969 40.5 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia3,317 15.2 22.0
Diabetes4,631 22.0 25.3
Alzheimer's disease3,643 16.1 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis32,013 10.8 9.5
Kidney diseases2,172 10.0 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents43,094 18.6 15.3
Suicide2,314 13.5 10.7
Homicide3969 6.1 7.1
Firearm injury51,816 10.7 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Georgia2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3722 8.5 5.0
Heart disease17,478 268.0 247.8
Cancer13,818 202.1 196.0
Stroke4,312 67.3 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease3,097 47.9 43.7
Accidents3,396 43.6 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,515 24.0 22.0
Diabetes1,475 21.9 25.1
Alzheimer's disease1,419 23.5 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3654 8.7 9.5
Kidney diseases1,362 20.9 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,628 19.7 15.3
Suicide935 11.4 10.7
Homicide3681 7.8 7.1
Firearm injury51,124 13.5 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Hawaii2 

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)326 2.1 5.0
Heart disease2,310 179.5 247.8
Cancer2,024 155.9 196.0
Stroke766 59.8 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease280 21.6 43.7
Accidents372 29.7 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia207 16.1 22.0
Diabetes173 13.3 25.1
Alzheimer's disease122 9.6 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis384 6.4 9.5
Kidney diseases123 9.5 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4128 10.3 15.3
Suicide136 10.9 10.7
Homicide334 2.8 7.1
Firearm injury547 3.8 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Idaho2 

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)312 * 5.0
Heart disease2,489 205.1 247.8
Cancer2,093 172.2 196.0
Stroke781 64.7 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease581 48.4 43.7
Accidents568 44.0 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia239 19.6 22.0
Diabetes318 26.2 25.1
Alzheimer's disease294 24.4 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3105 8.5 9.5
Kidney diseases95 7.9 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4256 19.3 15.3
Suicide210 16.3 10.7
Homicide341 3.1 7.1
Firearm injury5175 13.5 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Illinois2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3518 4.2 5.0
Heart disease30,990 251.5 247.8
Cancer24,778 204.5 196.0
Stroke7,230 58.4 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease4,776 39.3 43.7
Accidents4,077 32.7 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia2,659 21.3 22.0
Diabetes3,092 25.4 25.1
Alzheimer's disease2,163 17.3 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis31,103 9.1 9.5
Kidney diseases2,178 17.7 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,585 12.7 15.3
Suicide1,139 9.1 10.7
Homicide31,087 8.6 7.1
Firearm injury51,289 10.2 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Indiana2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3119 2.0 5.0
Heart disease15,682 258.0 247.8
Cancer12,831 211.6 196.0
Stroke3,877 63.7 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease3,136 51.9 43.7
Accidents2,185 35.7 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,184 19.4 22.0
Diabetes1,677 27.7 25.1
Alzheimer's disease1,231 20.2 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3459 7.5 9.5
Kidney diseases1,149 18.9 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4970 15.8 15.3
Suicide715 11.7 11.7
Homicide3437 7.1 7.1
Firearm injury5729 11.9 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Iowa2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)318 * 5.0
Heart disease8.250 224.0 247.8
Cancer6,404 188.7 196.0
Stroke2,218 58.8 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,552 43.5 43.7
Accidents1,051 32.3 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia877 22.7 22.0
Diabetes709 20.1 25.1
Alzheimer's disease863 21.7 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3214 6.8 9.5
Kidney diseases220 6.0 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4447 14.9 15.3
Suicide304 10.1 10.7
Homicide361 2.1 7.1
Firearm injury5191 6.3 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Kansas2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)339 1.5 5.0
Heart disease6,716 224.0 247.8
Cancer5,448 193.3 196.0
Stroke1,848 60.3 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,444 49.9 43.7
Accidents1,156 41.3 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia561 18.2 22.0
Diabetes721 25.0 25.3
Alzheimer's disease642 20.3 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3208 7.7 9.5
Kidney diseases498 16.4 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4539 19.6 15.3
Suicide293 10.9 10.7
Homicide3143 5.3 7.1
Firearm injury5267 9.9 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Kentucky2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)390 2.2 5.0
Heart disease11,808 294.0 247.8
Cancer9,358 227.9 196.0
Stroke2,557 64.4 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease2,265 56.2 43.7
Accidents1,990 48.7 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,114 28.2 22.0
Diabetes1,099 27.1 25.3
Alzheimer's disease966 24.7 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3387 9.2 9.5
Kidney diseases807 20.2 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4703 20.9 15.3
Suicide454 11.9 10.7
Homicide3555 5.3 7.1
Firearm injury5607 12.6 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Louisiana2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3404 9.3 5.0
Heart disease11,474 280.1 247.8
Cancer10,322 204.6 196.0
Stroke2,638 64.8 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,907 39.2 43.7
Accidents1,339 25.7 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia941 23.4 22.0
Diabetes1,734 41.7 25.3
Alzheimer's disease957 24.2 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3327 7.6 9.5
Kidney diseases993 24.1 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4990 22.2 15.3
Suicide493 11.2 10.7
Homicide3541 11.9 7.1
Firearm injury5781 17.5 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Maine2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)314 * 5.0
Heart disease3,272 218.8 247.8
Cancer3,045 207.4 196.0
Stroke822 54.7 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease800 54.1 43.7
Accidents490 36.0 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia269 17.8 22.0
Diabetes398 26.9 25.3
Alzheimer's disease471 30.9 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3111 7.6 9.5
Kidney diseases208 13.9 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4200 15.2 15.3
Suicide161 12.0 10.7
Homicide321 1.6 7.1
Firearm injury598 7.2 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Maryland2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3572 10.1 5.0
Heart disease12,310 251.6 247.8
Cancer10,322 204.6 196.0
Stroke2,882 59.6 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,907 39.2 43.7
Accidents1,339 25.7 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia928 19.3 22.0
Diabetes1,458 29.2 25.3
Alzheimer's disease948 20.2 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3481 9.0 9.5
Kidney diseases593 12.0 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4703 13.3 15.3
Suicide454 8.4 10.7
Homicide3555 10.4 7.1
Firearm injury5607 11.4 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Massachusetts2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3249 3.7 5.0
Heart disease15,144 210.4 247.8
Cancer13,750 199.3 196.0
Stroke3,535 48.6 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease2,810 39.7 43.7
Accidents1,506 22.0 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,770 24.0 22.0
Diabetes1,422 20.2 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,533 20.5 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3556 8.3 9.5
Kidney diseases1,207 16.8 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4565 8.7 15.3
Suicide426 6.5 10.7
Homicide3246 3.8 7.1
Firearm injury5194 3.0 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Michigan2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3255 2.5 5.0
Heart disease26,896 273.8 247.8
Cancer19,689 199.0 196.0
Stroke5,701 58.2 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease4,148 42.3 43.7
Accidents3,291 33.1 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia2,076 21.2 22.0
Diabetes2,655 26.9 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,803 18.5 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis31,058 10.5 9.5
Kidney diseases1,533 15.6 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,432 14.3 15.3
Suicide1,051 10.5 10.7
Homicide3689 6.9 7.1
Firearm injury51,077 10.8 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Minnesota2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)353 1.0 5.0
Heart disease8,760 171.0 247.8
Cancer8,967 183.1 196.0
Stroke2,727 52.5 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,909 38.7 43.7
Accidents1,797 35.2 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia828 15.5 22.0
Diabetes1,213 24.3 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,173 22.0 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3359 7.3 9.5
Kidney diseases729 14.2 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4628 12.6 15.3
Suicide480 9.6 10.7
Homicide3127 2.5 7.1
Firearm injury5324 6.5 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Mississippi2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3202 7.4 5.0
Heart disease9,050 329.0 247.8
Cancer5,958 216.3 196.0
Stroke1,935 70.5 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,907 39.2 43.7
Accidents1,571 55.6 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia754 27.4 22.0
Diabetes661 24.1 25.3
Alzheimer's disease449 16.4 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis31,333 48.7 9.5
Kidney diseases602 21.9 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4825 28.9 15.3
Suicide328 11.7 10.7
Homicide3326 11.4 7.1
Firearm injury5502 17.6 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Missouri2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3147 2.7 5.0
Heart disease16,633 271.9 247.8
Cancer12,365 206.8 196.0
Stroke3,796 61.6 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease2,882 47.7 43.7
Accidents2,455 42.4 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,604 25.8 22.0
Diabetes1,535 25.5 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,106 17.6 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3439 7.5 9.5
Kidney diseases991 16.2 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,105 19.4 15.3
Suicide725 12.7 10.7
Homicide3437 7.8 7.1
Firearm injury5744 13.1 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Montana2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)35 * 5.0
Heart disease1,970 197.9 247.8
Cancer1,956 198.8 196.0
Stroke578 57.6 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease583 59.1 43.7
Accidents468 49.9 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia193 19.2 22.0
Diabetes229 23.1 25.3
Alzheimer's disease249 24.7 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3104 10.6 9.5
Kidney diseases128 12.8 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4212 23.2 15.3
Suicide175 19.1 10.7
Homicide332 3.6 7.1
Firearm injury5160 17.6 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Nebraska2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)333 2.0 5.0
Heart disease4,150 210.9 247.8
Cancer3,389 185.0 196.0
Stroke1,130 57.3 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease882 46.5 43.7
Accidents633 34.7 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia296 14.5 22.0
Diabetes400 21.2 25.3
Alzheimer's disease430 20.8 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3103 5.9 9.5
Kidney diseases289 14.8 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4271 15.5 15.3
Suicide187 10.9 10.7
Homicide344 2.6 7.1
Firearm injury5140 8.1 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Nevada2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)376 3.6 5.0
Heart disease4,393 257.1 247.8
Cancer3,815 205.9 196.0
Stroke913 55.1 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,136 65.6 43.7
Accidents739 37.2 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia352 21.9 22.0
Diabetes322 17.6 25.3
Alzheimer's disease211 14.7 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3297 14.5 9.5
Kidney diseases376 21.6 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4331 16.2 15.3
Suicide387 18.8 10.7
Homicide3175 8.4 7.1
Firearm injury5345 16.7 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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New Hampshire2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)39 * 5.0
Heart disease2,835 230.9 247.8
Cancer2,398 193.9 196.0
Stroke633 52.0 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease616 50.8 43.7
Accidents374 29.9 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia216 17.7 22.0
Diabetes291 23.6 25.3
Alzheimer's disease305 25.0 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3121 9.6 9.5
Kidney diseases136 11.2 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4136 10.8 15.3
Suicide167 13.1 10.7
Homicide328 2.2 7.1
Firearm injury591 7.2 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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New Jersey2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3785 8.9 5.0
Heart disease22,704 250.8 247.8
Cancer18,165 203.2 196.0
Stroke4,007 44.2 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease2,911 32.4 43.7
Accidents2,405 27.7 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,893 20.8 22.0
Diabetes2,556 28.5 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,376 15.0 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3778 8.7 9.5
Kidney diseases1,495 16.6 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4755 9.0 15.3
Suicide588 6.8 10.7
Homicide31,051 12.2 7.1
Firearm injury5370 11.4 4.4

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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New Mexico2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)339 2.2 5.0
Heart disease3,423 203.4 247.8
Cancer2,900 167.0 196.0
Stroke824 49.6 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease775 45.6 43.7
Accidents1,020 57.6 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia398 24.0 22.0
Diabetes538 29.4 25.3
Alzheimer's disease297 18.3 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3302 16.7 9.5
Kidney diseases172 10.2 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4430 23.8 15.3
Suicide362 20.2 10.7
Homicide3130 7.1 7.1
Firearm injury5274 15.2 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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New York2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)32,085 10.7 5.0
Heart disease56,643 282.2 247.8
Cancer36,975 187.7 196.0
Stroke7,706 38.4 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease6,906 34.8 43.7
Accidents4,982 25.6 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia5,085 25.2 22.0
Diabetes3,884 19.4 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,705 8.4 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis31,488 7.6 9.5
Kidney diseases2,421 12.2 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,678 8.7 15.3
Suicide1,253 6.5 10.7
Homicide32,818 14.5 7.1
Firearm injury51,068 5.6 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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North Carolina2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3464 5.6 5.0
Heart disease18,792 244.0 247.8
Cancer16,065 202.5 196.0
Stroke5,401 71.3 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease3,514 45.4 43.7
Accidents3,438 42.6 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,780 23.7 22.0
Diabetes2,181 27.8 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,786 24.2 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3725 8.9 9.5
Kidney diseases1,332 17.3 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,647 20.1 15.3
Suicide997 12.1 10.7
Homicide3599 7.1 7.1
Firearm injury51,093 13.2 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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North Dakota2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)34 * 5.0
Heart disease1,700 210.9 247.8
Cancer1,391 188.4 196.0
Stroke507 60.4 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease308 39.5 43.7
Accidents238 33.8 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia162 18.8 22.0
Diabetes196 25.7 25.3
Alzheimer's disease224 25.3 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis362 9.3 9.5
Kidney diseases50 6.2 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4115 17.5 15.3
Suicide79 12.7 10.7
Homicide39 * 7.1
Firearm injury547 7.5 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Ohio2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3207 1.9 5.0
Heart disease32,453 271.0 247.8
Cancer24,804 207.8 196.0
Stroke6,891 57.4 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease5,881 49.0 43.7
Accidents3,857 33.3 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia2,401 20.0 22.0
Diabetes3,750 31.4 25.3
Alzheimer's disease2,367 19.7 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis31,027 8.7 9.5
Kidney diseases1,912 16.0 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,470 12.9 15.3
Suicide1,219 10.6 10.7
Homicide3524 4.7 7.1
Firearm injury51,029 9.0 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Oklahoma2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)399 2.9 5.0
Heart disease10,840 298.1 247.8
Cancer7,411 205.2 196.0
Stroke2,384 65.6 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,922 53.0 43.7
Accidents1,700 48.3 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia913 25.1 22.0
Diabetes1,065 29.5 25.1
Alzheimer's disease682 18.6 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3363 10.2 9.5
Kidney diseases567 15.6 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4728 20.8 15.3
Suicide515 14.9 10.7
Homicide3210 6.0 7.1
Firearm injury5489 14.0 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Oregon2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)363 1.9 5.0
Heart disease7,075 191.6 247.8
Cancer7,057 196.1 196.0
Stroke2,588 69.5 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,726 47.8 43.7
Accidents1,313 36.8 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia575 15.3 22.0
Diabetes1,011 27.9 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,030 27.2 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3339 9.4 9.5
Kidney diseases331 9.0 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4506 14.4 15.3
Suicide505 14.4 10.7
Homicide3100 2.9 7.1
Firearm injury5358 10.2 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Pennsylvania2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3496 4.0 5.0
Heart disease39,438 257.8 247.8
Cancer29,914 203.3 196.0
Stroke8,619 55.5 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease5,845 38.2 43.7
Accidents4,552 34.4 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia2,735 17.6 22.0
Diabetes3,826 25.7 25.3
Alzheimer's disease2,753 17.2 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis31,134 8.1 9.5
Kidney diseases2,835 18.5 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,574 12.5 15.3
Suicide1,276 10.1 10.7
Homicide3671 5.7 7.1
Firearm injury51,172 9.5 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Rhode Island2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)330 2.8 5.0
Heart disease30,076 240.5 247.8
Cancer2,398 200.6 196.0
Stroke614 47.4 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease511 40.8 43.7
Accidents293 25.1 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia295 22.3 22.0
Diabetes265 21.7 25.3
Alzheimer's disease251 18.4 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis396 8.4 9.5
Kidney diseases118 9.3 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents497 8.8 15.3
Suicide88 8.0 10.7
Homicide337 3.5 7.1
Firearm injury546 4.3 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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South Carolina2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3310 7.6 5.0
Heart disease9,471 245.5 247.8
Cancer8,272 206.8 196.0
Stroke2,832 75.0 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,731 44.4 43.7
Accidents1,960 48.7 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia754 20.1 22.0
Diabetes1,088 27.5 25.3
Alzheimer's disease881 24.4 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3461 11.2 9.5
Kidney diseases632 16.3 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4999 24.3 15.3
Suicide467 11.3 10.7
Homicide3350 8.5 7.1
Firearm injury5564 13.7 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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South Dakota2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)34 * 5.0
Heart disease1,985 218.1 247.8
Cancer1,590 187.9 196.0
Stroke490 52.5 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease362 41.5 43.7
Accidents382 47.0 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia188 19.5 22.0
Diabetes212 24.2 25.3
Alzheimer's disease156 15.7 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis377 10.1 9.5
Kidney diseases103 11.1 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4184 24.0 15.3
Suicide105 13.9 10.7
Homicide318 * 7.1
Firearm injury554 7.1 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Tennessee2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3277 4.8 5.0
Heart disease15,688 278.2 247.8
Cancer12,229 212.5 196.0
Stroke4,037 72.3 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease2,941 52.0 43.7
Accidents2,709 47.1 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,617 29.1 22.0
Diabetes1,746 30.6 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,148 20.9 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3613 10.4 9.5
Kidney diseases624 11.1 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents41,305 22.5 15.3
Suicide711 12.2 10.7
Homicide3454 7.8 7.1
Firearm injury5845 14.5 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Texas2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)31,055 5.1 5.0
Heart disease43,199 255.1 247.8
Cancer33,488 191.0 196.0
Stroke10,612 63.8 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease7,739 46.1 43.7
Accidents7,920 39.5 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia3,608 21.7 22.0
Diabetes5,456 31.6 25.3
Alzheimer's disease3,439 21.4 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis32,213 11.8 9.5
Kidney diseases2,269 13.4 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents43,964 18.9 15.3
Suicide2,225 10.9 10.7
Homicide31,415 6.4 7.1
Firearm injury52,350 11.2 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Utah2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)312 * 5.0
Heart disease2,896 185.2 247.8
Cancer2,313 143.4 196.0
Stroke870 56.4 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease525 33.6 43.7
Accidents643 32.3 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia411 26.7 22.0
Diabetes509 31.9 25.3
Alzheimer's disease314 20.7 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3138 8.1 9.5
Kidney diseases178 11.4 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4299 13.6 15.3
Suicide321 15.4 10.7
Homicide377 3.4 7.1
Firearm injury5229 10.9 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Vermont2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)34 * 5.0
Heart disease1,429 221.4 247.8
Cancer1,249 194.8 196.0
Stroke323 50.2 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease305 48.1 43.7
Accidents230 36.4 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia133 20.4 22.0
Diabetes155 24.1 25.3
Alzheimer's disease149 22.9 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis337 5.6 9.5
Kidney diseases86 13.3 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents488 14.2 15.3
Suicide72 11.3 10.7
Homicide314 * 7.1
Firearm injury551 8.0 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Virginia2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3275 3.7 5.0
Heart disease14,913 231.9 247.8
Cancer13,345 199.9 196.0
Stroke4,129 65.4 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease2,744 42.8 43.7
Accidents2,432 35.1 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,481 23.7 22.0
Diabetes1,613 24.5 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,184 19.4 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3531 7.5 9.5
Kidney diseases1,128 17.6 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4961 13.5 15.3
Suicide797 11.0 10.7
Homicide3509 6.9 7.1
Firearm injury5771 10.6 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Washington2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)3113 1.8 5.0
Heart disease11,281 201.2 247.8
Cancer10,802 193.3 196.0
Stroke3,765 67.2 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease2,634 47.8 43.7
Accidents2,072 35.1 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia965 17.1 22.0
Diabetes1,403 25.1 25.3
Alzheimer's disease2,050 36.5 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3571 9.8 9.5
Kidney diseases279 4.9 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4745 12.5 15.3
Suicide712 11.8 10.7
Homicide3195 3.2 7.1
Firearm injury5510 8.5 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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West Virginia2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)329 1.7 5.0
Heart disease6,325 296.0 247.8
Cancer4,685 218.7 196.0
Stroke1,272 59.4 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease1,273 58.9 43.7
Accidents834 44.6 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia483 22.7 22.0
Diabetes802 37.6 25.3
Alzheimer's disease398 18.6 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3212 10.3 9.5
Kidney diseases391 18.2 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4373 20.6 15.3
Suicide286 15.0 10.7
Homicide368 3.7 7.1
Firearm injury5251 13.1 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Wisconsin2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)373 1.3 5.0
Heart disease13,023 222.3 247.8
Cancer10,777 190.9 196.0
Stroke3,658 61.7 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease2,375 41.4 43.7
Accidents2,100 37.3 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia1,236 20.5 22.0
Diabetes1,337 23.3 25.3
Alzheimer's disease1,269 20.8 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis3431 7.8 9.5
Kidney diseases791 13.4 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4821 15.0 15.3
Suicide639 11.7 10.7
Homicide3214 3.9 7.1
Firearm injury5475 8.7 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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Wyoming2

Cause of death Total deaths Age-adjusted death rate1 National rate1
HIV (AIDS)32 * 5.0
Heart disease985 209.5 247.8
Cancer923 192.9 196.0
Stroke260 56.1 57.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease270 57.5 43.7
Accidents272 55.4 35.7
Influenza/pneumonia112 24.1 22.0
Diabetes120 25.5 25.3
Alzheimer's disease114 25.0 19.1
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis349 9.7 9.5
Kidney diseases54 11.6 14.0
Motor vehicle accidents4140 28.0 15.3
Suicide83 16.4 10.7
Homicide316 * 7.1
Firearm injury570 13.9 10.3

1 Number of deaths per 100,000 population.

2 Data are for 2001

3 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death for the total U.S. population, but a leading cause of death in certain demographic groups.

4 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death; a subcategory of "Accidents."

5 Not ranked as one of the 10 leading causes of death: a subcategory of Accidents, Homicide, and Suicide.

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