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Leading Causes of Death in Males, 2014 (current listing)

Leading Causes of Death (LCOD) by Age Group, Asian or Pacific Islander Males-United States, 2014*

Tap table below to expand ages 1-44

Ages 1-44 by Age Group
Rank Age 1-4 Age 5-9 Age 10-14 Age 15-19 Age 20-24 Age 25-34 Age 35-44
1 Unintentional injuries 27.4% Unintentional injuries 20.8% Unintentional injuries 19.7% Unintentional injuries 37.2% Unintentional injuries 33.0% Unintentional injuries 31.1% Heart disease 20.7%
2 Birth defects 15.1% Cancer 13.2% Cancer 18.3% Suicide 22.7% Suicide 31.2% Suicide 20.0% Cancer 19.1%
3 Cancer 9.6% Heart disease 7.5% (tie rank 3) Suicide 8.5% Cancer 9.3% Homicide 7.6% Cancer 11.0% Unintentional injuries 15.2%
4 Heart disease 6.8% Birth defects 7.5% (tie rank 3) Heart disease 7.0% Homicide 7.6% Cancer 7.1% Heart disease 9.8% Suicide 10.2%
5 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4.1% Homicide 5.7% Birth defects 5.6% Heart disease 2.9% Heart disease 4.8% Homicide 6.1% Stroke 4.7%
6 Homicide 2.7% Septicemia 3.8% (tie rank 6) Septicemia 4.2% Birth defects 1.7% Birth defects 1.1% Stroke 1.9% Chronic liver disease 3.3%
7 Septicemia 1.4% (tie rank 7) Benign neoplasms 3.8% (tie rank 6) Influenza & pneumonia 2.8% (tie rank 7) Benign neoplasms 1.2% (tie rank 7) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 0.7% (tie rank 7) Diabetes 1.8% Homicide 3.2%
8 Anemias 1.4% (tie rank 7) Stroke 3.8% (tie rank 6) Homicide 2.8% (tie rank 7) Stroke 1.2% (tie rank 7) Pneumonitis 0.7% (tie rank 7) Chronic liver disease 1.3% Diabetes 2.2%
9 Stroke 1.4% (tie rank 7) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 3.8% (tie rank 6) Anemias 1.4% (tie rank 9) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 1.2% (tie rank 7) Legal intervention 0.7% (tie rank 7) HIV disease 1.2% Influenza & pneumonia 1.5%
10 Influenza & pneumonia 1.4% (tie rank 7) Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) 1.9% (tie rank 10)
Influenza & pneumonia 1.9% (tie rank 10)
Stroke 1.4% (tie rank 9)
Peptic ulcer 1.4% (tie rank 9)
Chronic liver disease 0.6% (tie rank 10)
Perinatal conditions 0.6% (tie rank 10)
Septicemia 0.5% (tie rank 10)
Benign neoplasms 0.5% (tie rank 10)
Diabetes 0.5% (tie rank 10)
Stroke 0.5% (tie rank 10)
Septicemia 0.8% (tie rank 10)
Birth defects 0.8% (tie rank 10)
Aortic aneurism 1.2% (tie rank 10)
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 1.2% (tie rank 10)

Tap table below to expand ages 45 and older

Ages 45+ by Age Group
Rank Age 45-54 Age 55-64 Age 65+ Age 65-74 Age 75-84 Age 85+ All Ages
1 Cancer 30.4% Cancer 36.7% Cancer 25.9% Cancer 36.1% Cancer 27.6% Heart disease 26.6% Cancer 26.4%
2 Heart disease 25.2% Heart disease 23.4% Heart disease 24.4% Heart disease 22.6% Heart disease 23.8% Cancer 15.8% Heart disease 23.0%
3 Unintentional injuries 7.0% Stroke 5.8% Stroke 6.8% Stroke 6.0% Stroke 7.1% Stroke 7.2% Stroke 6.1%
4 Suicide 5.7% Diabetes 4.7% Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4.5% Diabetes 4.9% Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4.7% Influenza & pneumonia 5.8% Unintentional injuries 5.3%
5 Stroke 5.2% Unintentional injuries 4.2% Diabetes 4.2% Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2.9% (tie rank 5) Diabetes 4.4% Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.6% Diabetes 3.9%
6 Diabetes 3.4% Chronic liver disease 2.4% Influenza & pneumonia 4.1% Unintentional injuries 2.9% (tie rank 5) Influenza & pneumonia 3.7% Alzheimer’s disease 4.6% Chronic lower respiratory diseases 3.4%
7 Chronic liver disease 2.8% Suicide 2.3% Unintentional injuries 2.7% Influenza & pneumonia 2.5% Kidney disease 2.7% Diabetes 3.3% Influenza & pneumonia 3.2%
8 Kidney disease 1.3% Influenza & pneumonia 1.9% Kidney disease 2.5% Kidney disease 2.1% Unintentional injuries 2.7% Unintentional injuries 2.7% Suicide 2.6%
9 Hypertension 1.3% Chronic lower respiratory diseases 1.7% Alzheimer’s disease 2.4% Septicemia 1.7% Parkinson’s disease 2.0% Kidney disease 2.7% Kidney disease 2.1%
10 Viral hepatitis 1.1% (tie rank 10)
Influenza & pneumonia (tie rank 10) 1.1%
Homicide 1.1% (tie rank 10)
Kidney disease 1.4% Parkinson’s disease 1.7% Hypertension 1.2% (tie rank 10)
Chronic liver disease 1.2% (tie rank 10)
Alzheimer’s disease 1.9% Hypertension 2.1% Alzheimer’s disease 1.6%

Short and Full Terms

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 Terms Full Terms
Aortic aneurism Aortic aneurism and dissection
Appendix disease Diseases of appendix
Benign neoplasms In situ neoplasms and neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behavior
Birth defects Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Bronchitis Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis
Cancer Malignant neoplasms
C. difficile infection Entercolitis due to clostridium
Chronic liver disease Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
Chronic lower respiratory diseases Includes bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, bronchiectasis, and other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Diabetes Diabetes mellitus
Gallbladder disorders Cholethiasis and other disorders of gallbladder
Heart disease Diseases of the heart
HIV disease Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease
Homicide Assault (homicide)
Hypertension Essential (primary) hypertension and hypertensive renal disease
Kidney disease Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis
Kidney infection Infections of kidney
Legal intervention* Physical or other force used by police or other law-enforcing agents, including military on duty, in the course of arresting or attempting to arrest lawbreakers, suppressing disturbances, maintaining order, and other legal action. Includes legal execution and excludes citizen arrest.
Pelvic Inflammatory diseases Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs
Perinatal conditions Certain conditions orginating in the perinatal period
Pneumonitis Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
Pregnancy complications Pregnancy, childbirth and the peurperium
Stroke Cerebrovascular diseases
Suicide Intentional self-harm
Unintentional injuries Accidents (unintentional injuries)
*World Health Organization. International statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). Geneva: World Health Organization, 1992. Available at http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/. Accessed April 15, 2010.

*Percentages represent total deaths in the age group due to the cause indicated. Rankings are based on number of deaths. Numbers in parentheses indicate tied rankings. 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. Some terms have been shortened from those used in the National Vital Statistics Report. See the next page for a listing of the shortened terms in the table and their full unabridged equivalents used in the report. To learn more, visit Mortality Tables or Mortality Data (HHS, CDC, NCHS).

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