Leading Causes of Death – Males – Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native – United States, 2018

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Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native1, Male, All ages2

Leading Causes of Death, United States, Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native Males, 2018, all ages
Rank Disease Percent
1) Heart Disease 18.9%
2) Cancer 15.9%
3) Unintentional Injuries 13.7%
4) Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis 6.1%
5) Diabetes 5.7%
6) Suicide 4.2%
7) Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3.6%
8) Stroke 2.9%
9) Homicide 2.3%
10) Influenza & Pneumonia 2.2%

*Data available in Table 1 of the NCHS National Vital Statistics Report Volume 70, Number 4 May 17, 2021 pdf icon

1 Persons identified as White, Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander were of non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Figures for origin not stated are included in “all races and origins” but not distributed among race and Hispanic origin groups. For more information on race and Hispanic origin classification please see the Technical Notes section of “Deaths: Leading Causes for pdf icon2018”pdf icon.

2 Figures include all ages, including age not stated.

Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native1, Male, by Age Group

Leading Causes of Death, US, 2017, Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native, Male, by Age Group
Age Group3
Rank2 1-19 years 20-44 years 45-64 years 65-84 years 85+ years All ages
1) Unintentional Injuries
35.8%
Unintentional Injuries
34.1%
Cancer
17.9%
Cancer
24.5%
Heart Disease
24.8%
Heart Disease
18.9%
2) Suicide
25.7%
Suicide
14.7%
Unintentional Injuries
14.3%
Heart Disease
23.1%
Cancer
15.5%
Cancer
15.9%
3) Homicide
16.0%
Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis
9.8%
Heart Disease
13.2%
Diabetes
6.7%
Chronic Lower
Respiratory Disease
6.2%
Unintentional Injuries
13.7%
4) Cancer
3.7%
Heart Disease
7.6%
Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis
10.3%
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
6.5%
Alzheimer’s Disease
5.5%
Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis
6.1%
5) (tie rank)
Birth Defects and Influenza & Pneumonia
3.2%
Homicide
7.1%
Diabetes
7.3%
Stroke
4.4%
Stroke
5.3%
Diabetes
5.7%
6) —–4 Cancer
3.3%
Suicide
2.1%
Unintentional Injuries
3.9%
Unintentional Injuries
3.6%
Suicide
4.2%
7) Stroke
1.1%
Diabetes
2.7%
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
2.0%
Influenza & Pneumonia
2.9%
(tie rank)
Diabetes and Influenza & Pneumonia
3.3%
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
3.6%
8) —–4 Influenza & Pneumonia
1.6%
Stroke
1.9%
Alzheimer’s Disease
1.2%
—–4 Stroke
2.9%
9) —–4 Birth Defects
0.44%
Kidney Disease
1.5%
Kidney Disease
1.0%
Kidney Disease
2.2%
Homicide
2.3%
10) —–4 Stroke
0.39%
Influenza & Pneumonia
1.0%
Parkinson’s Disease
0.96%
(tie rank)
Parkinson’s Disease & Pneumonitis
2.0%
Influenza & Pneumonia
2.2%

1 Persons identified as White, Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander were of non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. For more information on race and Hispanic origin classification please see the Technical Notes section of Deaths: Leading Causes for 2018pdf icon.

2 Based on number of deaths. Tie ranks are listed in order of ICD-10 code.

Figures for origin not stated are included in “all races and origins” but not distributed among race and Hispanic origin groups.

4 Cell blank due to previous tie ranks or no data available.

Short and Full Terms – 2018

Some terms in the leading causes of death tables have been shortened from those used in the National Vital Statistics Report. Below is a listing of the shortened terms used in the tables and their full, unabridged equivalents used in the report.

Short and Full Terms – Leading Causes of Death 2018
Short Term Full Term
Benign neoplasms In situ neoplasms, benign neoplasms and neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behavior
Birth Defects Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Bronchitis Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis
Cancer Malignant neoplasms
Diabetes Diabetes mellitus
Heart Disease Diseases of the heart
HIV disease Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease
Homicide Assault (homicide)
Hypertension Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease
Kidney Disease Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis
Perinatal Conditions Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
Pregnancy Complications Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
Stroke Cerebrovascular diseases
Suicide Intentional self-harm (suicide)
Unintentional Injuries Accidents (unintentional injuries)
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