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Leading Causes of Death in Males United States, 2012

Below are the leading causes of death in males for 2012.

All Males, All Ages Percent*
1) Heart disease 24.5
2) Cancer 24.0
3) Unintentional injuries 6.3
4) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.3
5) Stroke 4.1
6) Diabetes 3.0
7) Suicide 2.5
8) Alzheimer's disease 2.0
9) Influenza and pneumonia 1.9
10) Kidney disease 1.8

All Males by Race/Ethnicity- United States, 2012

All Males by Age Group- United States, 2012

Leading Causes of Death Short and Full Terms

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White Males, All Ages Percent*
1) Heart disease 24.7
2) Cancer 24.1
3) Unintentional injuries 6.3
4) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.7
5) Stroke 4.0
6) Diabetes 2.8
7) Suicide 2.6
8) Alzheimer’s disease 2.2
9) Influenza and pneumonia 1.9
10) Chronic liver disease 1.8

White Males by Age Group- United States, 2012

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Black Males, All Ages Percent*
1) Heart disease 24.0
2) Cancer 22.9
3) Unintentional injuries 5.7
4) Homicide 4.7
5) Stroke 4.7
6) Diabetes 4.1
7) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 3.2
8) Kidney disease 2.5
9) Septicemia 1.8
10) HIV disease 1.7

Black Males by Age Group- United States, 2012

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American Indian or Alaska Native Males, All Ages Percent*
1) Heart disease 19.1
2) Cancer 17.2
3) Unintentional injuries 14.1
4) Chronic liver disease 5.7
5) Diabetes 5.7
6) Suicide 4.3
7) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4.1
8) Stroke 2.9
9) Homicide 2.3
10) Influenza and pneumonia 1.6

American Indian or Alaska Native Males by Age Group- United States, 2012

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Asian or Pacific Islander Males, All Ages Percent*
1) Cancer 26.7
2) Heart disease 23.1
3) Stroke 6.5
4) Unintentional injuries 5.1
5) Diabetes 3.8
6) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 3.4
7) Influenza and pneumonia 3.1
8) Suicide 2.8
9) Kidney disease 1.7
10) Alzheimer’s disease 1.5

Asian or Pacific Islander Males by Age Group- United States, 2012

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Hispanic Males, All Ages Percent*
1) Cancer 20.9
2) Heart disease 20.3
3) Unintentional injuries 9.7
4) Diabetes 4.4
5) Stroke 4.3
6) Chronic liver disease 4.0
7) Suicide 2.7
8) Homicide 2.7
9) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2.7
10) Influenza & pneumonia 1.8

Hispanic Males by Age Group- United States, 2012

Leading Causes of Death Short and Full Terms

*Percent of total deaths in the race category due to the disease indicated. The white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander race groups include persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

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