Leading Causes of Death – Males – Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander – United States, 2018

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Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1, Male, All ages2

Leading Causes of Death, United States, Non-Hispanic Asian Males, 2018, all ages
Rank Disease Percent
1) Heart Disease 25.9%
2) Cancer 18.9%
3) Unintentional Injuries 8.4%
4) Diabetes 7.7%
5) Stroke 5.4%
6) Suicide 3.4%
7) Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2.7%
8) Homicide 2.0%
9)3 Influenza & Pneumonia 1.8%
10)3 Kidney Disease 1.8%

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

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 2018”.

2 Figures include all ages, including age not stated.

3 The data presented are  percentages of deaths. Due to rounding, some percentages appear to be ties but are not.

Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander & Origins, Male, by Age Group

Leading Causes of Death – Males – Non-Hispanic Asian– United States, 2018 by age group
  Age Group3
Rank2 1-19 years 20-44 years 45-64 years 65-84 years 85+ years All ages
1) (tie rank)
Cancer, Unintentional Injuries, and Homicide
14.3%
Unintentional Injuries
28.7%
Heart Disease
30.6%
Cancer
26.9%
Heart Disease
23.7%
Heart Disease
25.9%
2) —-4 Suicide
17.2%
Cancer
20.5%
Heart Disease
24.4%
Cancer
20.9%
Cancer
18.9%
3) —-4 Heart Disease
14.2%
Diabetes
9.8%
Diabetes
9.1%
Stroke
10.1%
Unintentional Injuries
8.4%
4) (tie rank)
Suicide and Heart Disease
10.7%
Homicide
8.9%
Unintentional Injuries
8.2%
Stroke
6.4%
(tie rank)
Alzheimer’s Disease, and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 5.0%
Diabetes
7.7%
5) —-4 Cancer
8.6%
Stroke
5.0%
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
3.5%
—-4 Stroke
5.4%
6) Influenza & Pneumonia
7.1%
Diabetes
3.3%
Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis
2.4%
Unintentional Injuries
3.2%
Diabetes
3.6%
Suicide
3.4%
7) Birth Defects
3.6%
Stroke
2.6%
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
1.9%
Kidney Disease
2.6%
Unintentional Injuries
2.9%
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
2.7%
8) —-4 Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
1.9%
Influenza & Pneumonia
1.6%
Influenza & Pneumonia
2.2%
(tie rank)
Septicemia, Nutritional Deficiencies, Hypertension, and Kidney Disease
1.4%
Homicide
2.0%
9) —-4 (tie rank)
Aortic Aneurysm, Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis, Birth Defects, and Influenza & Pneumonia
0.75%
Suicide
1.4%
Alzheimer’s Disease
1.9%
—-4 Influenza & Pneumonia5
1.8%
10) —-4 —-4 Kidney Disease
1.1%
Hypertension
1.2%
—-4 Kidney Disease5
1.8%

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 2018.

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

3 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.

5 Data presented are percentages. Due to rounding, some percentages appear to be ties but are not.

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)
———————- Cell blank due to previous tie ranks or no data available
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